Liberals to allow self-nominations for Supreme Court vacancy

Justice Cromwell publicly announced his retirement in March. The fall session of the Supreme Court begins on Oct. 3. Documents for cases usually arrive two...

Newfoundland to remain without judge on Supreme Court

The Globe and Mail - The ...The Globe and MailNewfoundland and Labrador will remain the only province never to have a judge on the Supreme...

401(k) fees are attracting more attention — from lawyers

Lawsuits such as this one are just the beginning, said Marcia Wagner, a principal at the Wagner Law Group who represents plan sponsors and vendors...

Day One in the books -- MELANIA cribs from MICHELLE -- What Ryan, McConnell will say – LADY GAGA performing at ...

“He'll lay out the choice for the White House as an easy one, emphasize the importance of the Supreme Court to conservative values, and lay...

Quebec anglos need to push for their rights: Official Languages Commissioner

He said one of the biggest disappointments of his tenure came in 2011, when former prime minister Stephen Harper appointed a unilingual judge, Michael Moldaver,...

R. v. Jordan

- plicable to the Right to a Criminal ...Lexology (registration)Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, the Supreme Court of Canada, on which Justice Moldaver now sits,...

Common-law right to dismiss federally-regulated employees without cause 'completely replaced' by Canada Labour ...

Canadian employers regulated by the federal government do not have a common-law right to dismiss non-unionized workers without cause, even if they give those employees...

Business briefs

Rule 4 of the Wyoming Supreme Court for Continuing Legal Education requires each active attorney to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing legal...

Ontario has jurisdiction over third-party claim in GM dealers action: SCC

Financial Post“Allowing the Quebec third party claims to proceed in Ontario along with the 118 other law firms, would clearly by a more efficient and...

Supreme Court ruling protects federally regulated workers from unfair dismissal

“A dismissal without cause is not per se unjust, as long as adequate notice is provided,” Justice Russell Brown and Justice Suzanne Côté wrote for...

Federally regulated employees must be given cause if fired, Supreme Court rules

The Federal Court of Appeal upheld that decision, prompting Wilson's appeal to the Supreme Court. In reasons for the high court ruling, Justice Rosalie Abella...

Ginsburg's attack on a presidential nominee – even Trump – taints the court's integrity

In the twilight of his prime ministership, Stephen Harper attacked Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for, he claimed, trying to interfere in his decision to nominate...

Judge: Brock Turner letter not violation of judicial ethics

“I don't see a problem whatsoever,” said Jonathan Coughlan, an attorney who served 16 years as disciplinary counsel for the Ohio Supreme Court. “If you...

Hillary Clinton: Party of Lincoln debased

Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press last week that she didn't want to think about the possibility that Trump would be president...

The Daily 202: Evan Bayh bets big that support for Donald Trump will tank

The final version of the platform calls for rolling back the Supreme Court's decision legalizing such unions: “Our laws and our government's regulations should recognize...

Manitoba Movers

... as well as all levels of court. Prior to practising administrative, constitutional, labour, and employment law at an Ottawa-based firm, Dayna spent a year...

An American Filled A UK Town Full Of Blue Naked People For Art

Even after the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling in Tunick's favor on the basis of the First Amendment, he says he was still...

Your 401(k) Fees Are Attracting More Attention—From Lawyers

That's what law firm Nichols Kaster calls the $1.3 billion retirement plan at the center of a proposed class action against Fujitsu Technology and Business...

Supreme court creates new timely-trial framework

If time limits are to be set out, Parliament — not the court — should do it, wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell on behalf of the...

Supreme Court updates guidelines on ensuring right to timely trial

The old guidelines do “not address this culture of complacency,” justices Michael Moldaver, Andromache Karakatsanis and Russell Brown wrote for the majority, with justices Rosalie...

Supreme Court issues new framework for timely trials

“A reasonable time for trial under (Section 11 of the Charter) cannot and should not be defined by numerical ceilings as the majority concludes,” Cromwell...

Court deals blow to Christian law school

Former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper – whose attorney general intervened on behalf of TWU at the trial court level – appointed seven of the...

Around Town: NAC Orchestra, opera singers go 'al fresco' for Italian garden party

From left, Justice Michael Moldaver from the Supreme Court of Canada with Frank McArdle, executive director of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association, Supreme Court...

Photos: Garden Party

From left, Justice Michael Moldaver from the Supreme Court of Canada with Frank McArdle, executive director of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association, Supreme Court...

SCC rules swabs don't violate Charter

The Supreme Court's decision authorizing police to swab DNA from the penises of some sexual assault suspects incident to their arrest raises the question whether...

Canada Supreme Court overturns drug charges due to trial delay

Justice Michael Moldaver [official profile], writing for the court, stated that, in considering a legal case, "courts must be careful not to miss the forest...

Finding that breast cancer is an occupational disease for hospital lab workers upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld a ruling from the British Columbia Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal that breast cancer among hospital lab workers was...

Friday round-up

(blog)In a podcast for the Constitution Center, Carrie Severino and Michael Dorf try to “make sense of an unpredictable year” at the Court, while...

UN declaration doesn't give Canadian First Nations a veto: minister

They are Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde, the Supreme Court of Canada, and one of the authors of the UN Declaration on...

Three years too long to wait for trial, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian Lawyer Magazine (subscription)Writing for the court, Justice Michael Moldaver called the “overall delay in a case of moderate complexity” a “forest.” He continued, “Despite...

Top court chides justice system for delays - www.insidebelleville.com/

Top court chides justice system for delayswww.insidebelleville.com/Justice Michael Moldaver's decision included a warning to trial judges to "not to miss the forest for the trees"...

Three years too long to wait for trial, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian Lawyer Magazine (subscription)Writing for the court, Justice Michael Moldaver called the “overall delay in a case of moderate complexity” a “forest.” He continued, “Despite...

Are modern standards breeding a decline in cultural literacy?

Sure I can get you ready for tests and for college,” he said. “But, if I say that you ought to listen to a prelude...

Activist says ... ORAL SEX WITH ANIMALS SHOULD BE BANNED • Outdated laws only prohibit buggery of creatures

The issue came to the fore when a man was hauled before the Supreme Court of Canada on multiple charges of sexual offences against his...

Seahawks agree to 4-year deal with WR Doug Baldwin

Coming off a career season, Baldwin became the latest piece of Seattle's core to agree to a long-term deal, including quarterback Russell Wilson, cornerbacks Richard...

Supreme Court rules police can swab a suspected rapist without a warrant

(subscription) (subscription)In a ruling that adds to police powers in investigating rape, the Supreme Court of Canada says police have the right to take...

Cops don't need a warrant to swab a rape suspect's penis for DNA, Canada's top court says

CBC.caPolice officers in Alberta did nothing wrong when they made a man accused of sexual assault swab his own penis for DNA, Canada's Supreme Court...

Supreme Court of Canada rejects appeal in Alberta sex assault case

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from an Alberta man who was convicted of sexual assault after police ordered him to swab...

Canada Supreme Court Upholds Cell Tower Approval

“Even if this measure addressed health concerns raised by certain residents, the fact remains that it would constitute a usurpation of the federal power over...

The Edge: House Dems Sit Their Ground

(Eric Beech and Richard Cowan, Reuters). Taking on Health-care Fraud. Federal authorities charged 301 people for $900 million in false billings. The defendants ... shaped...

A good start on making judges more diverse: Editorial

It is beyond belief at this point that only white, male lawyers can meet the standard of professional skill, experience and integrity to qualify for...

Twenty years after federal government changed sentencing, aboriginals still disproportionately fill our prisons

Twenty years and hundreds of court cases later, including two landmark Supreme Court rulings, the sentencing reform has failed. ... This does not amount to...

The Origins of the Term "Affirmative Action"

The Origins of the Term "Affirmative Action"This week, the term is in the news because the Supreme Court may reverse course on an almost 40-year-old...

The appeal of offering legal help

Headed by Justice Thomas Cromwell in the Supreme Court of Canada at the request of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the study addressed the issue of...

Assisted dying Bill C-14 better than alternativesAssisted dying Bill C-14 better than alternatives

The Supreme Court concluded that the absolute ban on physician-assisted suicide was contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it went too far...

The Daily 202: More Republicans ditch Trump, conclude he cannot win

Richard Armitage, who served as George W. Bush's Deputy Secretary of State, announced he will vote for Clinton. “[Trump] does not appear to be a...

Watch the Powerful Graduation Address of the First Jewish Woman to Serve on Canada's Supreme Court

LifesiteYale Law School graduates received just such a reminder in a moving but little-noticed graduation address on May 23 from Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie...

Canada Supreme Court Legalizes Sex Acts with Animals

Justices Beverley McLachlin, Thomas Cromwell, Michael Moldaver, Andromache Karakatsanis, Richard Wagner, Clément Gascon, Suzanne Côté, and Russell Brown all voted in favor of the movement,...

Sex with animals is legal in Canada...as long as there's no penetration

The Christian Times - court declaresThe Christian TimesIn a controversial case involving a man who sexually assaulted his stepdaughters and a dog, the Supreme Court...

Allan Levine: On your 'right' to remain silent

In the U.S., this warning to an alleged criminal (“perp” or “skell” in cop lingo) is known as being “Mirandized” — and has been since...