The trouble with sex assault trials

In an overview of the law of sexual assault and the need both to encourage reporting of this crime and to ensure that myths about...

World Bank immune from court order: courts

iPolitics.ca (subscription)OTTAWA — The World Bank benefits from immunity under international law and won't have to hand over documents to a Canadian court hearing a...

Around Town: Battle of Atlantic gala celebrates navy's accomplishments, past and present

Port Credit resident Andy Irwin, 90, a Royal Canadian Navy veteran, with his wife, Elaine, and Vice-Admiral Mark Norman at the Battle of the Atlantic...

Supreme Court protects World Bank from disclosing evidence in SNC Lavalin bribery case

(subscription) (subscription)If there were to be such an “implied” waiver, Justices Michael Moldaver and Suzanne Côté, writing for the court, said, the World Bank...

Supreme Court protects World Bank from disclosing evidence in SNC Lavalin bribery case

(subscription) (subscription)If there were to be such an “implied” waiver, Justices Michael Moldaver and Suzanne Côté, writing for the court, said, the World Bank...

World Bank won't have to hand over docs: SCOC

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)OTTAWA — The World Bank benefits from immunity under international law and won't have to hand over documents to a Canadian court...

The Daily 202: Cruz-Kasich recriminations typify everything hapless about the Stop Trump movement

(John Wagner). 4. Sanders also seemed to scale back his criticism of Clinton at an Oregon campaign rally last night: “Over the course of an...

Judge slaps down immigration board's claim that unborn children have no 'best interests'

... was one of six justices Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper shortlisted as possible Supreme Court appointees in May 2014 — a selection that led...

Ring Master: Francesca Zambello

Like with the Supreme Court ruling last summer — I remember hearing it, I was in a room with a lot of performers who were...

The Daily 202: 10 reasons Cruz's Fiorina gambit will likely flop

In 1976, on the verge of losing the nomination to incumbent President Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan announced Richard Schweiker as his running mate. It angered...

Woman convicted of stealing firearms in Garden City appeals case to state Supreme Court

Bazell stole firearms — one Ruger .22 caliber rifle and one Berretta Elite .40 caliber handgun — on March 10, 2013, from a Garden City...

Peter MacKay's Misuse of the Rule of Law

Strangely, however, MacKay also quotes Supreme Court Justice Moldaver, which looks like a quote from a Supreme Court decision but it's not. Based on the...

Special Report: Church Leaders Honored by Faithful Catholic Colleges

They include Father Terrence Henry, T.O.R., former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and Thomas Powell, former president of Mount St. Mary's University in...

Peter MacKay: Respect the rule of law

As Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Moldaver has said, “Under the rule of law, it is not our function to create laws, nor do we...

Canada: The Genocide of Indigenous Peoples

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice, Beverly McLachlin, acknowledges it. Furthermore, she recently stated that Canada tried to commit a cultural genocide...

No clear path

The Supreme Court of Canada is normally the end of the road for contentious legal issues, regardless of which area of the law is...

Top court recommends 'safety valves'

Counsel say Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's April 15 judgments in separate cases from Ontario and British Columbia are the top court's most explicit warning yet...

Supreme Court Métis ruling perceived as 'game changer'

The Supreme Court's groundbreaking ruling that Ottawa has constitutional responsibility for the Métis and non-status Indians is expected to bring gains in education, health, social...

Survey suggests victims of communism memorial will be scaled down and moved

(subscription) (subscription)... planned to locate the originally large-scaled memorial on a premium plot of land next to the Supreme Court, but had drawn significant...

Edson Friendship Centre official asks what next after Supreme Court ruling

Justice Rosalie Abella, a spokesperson for the court said that provincial and federal governments, by denying legal authority over Metis and non-status Indians left them...

Readers sound off on currency, Donald Trump and Kelly Ripa

Maybe it would be better to consider what people are seeing, which is: We have a liberal President, a liberal Supreme Court and even a...

'You can buy houses and nobody can do anything about it?' Supreme Court of Canada asks Ambassador Bridge ...

After remaining silent during the city lawyer's submissions, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin asked: “Could CTC take over broader areas of Windsor and say the municipality...

Métis leaders react to Supreme Court ruling with pride and hope

CBC.ca“Both federal and provincial governments have, alternately, denied having legislative authority over non-status Indians and Métis,” Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella said last week, as...

Why they march

... Nuremberg of Justice” conference is to include such luminaries as former Israeli Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Canadian Supreme...

The Daily 202: Hillary Clinton will consider picking another woman for VP. Could it be Elizabeth Warren?

... and Sanders. She also recently met with Podesta, John Wagner and Dan Balz report in a story on Bernie's future. ... The biggest giver...

Justice Rothstein on Tax Cases in Generalist Court

- The Leave Granting Process at the Supreme Court of CanadaLexology (registration)The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, Q.C., who served on the Supreme Court of Canada...

Retired Surrogate Charles J. D'Arrigo dies at 88

Prior to his service as Surrogate, he was elected a judge of the Civil Court and served as judge-in-charge of the Civil Court of Richmond...

55 Power Couples You Should Know

Not only do these fathers receive high praise for their two adorable children, they continue to be seen arm-in-arm on the red carpet, setting a...

Kelly McParland: Reforming the Supreme Court appointment process is all about appearances, not substance

The Court exerted its power in each instance to deter Canada's elected representatives. It was enough to goad former prime minister Stephen Harper into an...

Federally Recognized: Métis, Other Non-Status Indians Rejoice at Canada Supreme Court Ruling

That is how Justice Rosalie Abella put it, speaking for a unanimous Canadian Supreme Court on April 11. This decision, she said, puts an end...

Supreme Court tears down another 'tough on crime' law: Editorial

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who wrote the mandatory-minimum decision on behalf of a 6-3 court majority, argued that the law covers a wide range of...

Supreme Court undoing 'tough on crime' law

Edmonton JournalChief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who wrote the mandatory-minimum decision on behalf of a 6-3 court majority, argued that the law covers a wide range...

A Biglaw Associate's Big Supreme Court Victory

I clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada, so it was wonderful to have some of the justices I knew in court this morning when...

Editorial: Mandatory minimums don't always add up

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for the majority, said the minimum sentence cast too wide a net, snagging not just serious drug traffickers but also...

Melanie Paradis: A chance to right the wrongs of Canada's past relationship with the Métis

Energeticcity.caIn so ruling, the Court has ended the decades of federal and provincial governments' attempts to deny those rights and their legislative authority over them.

Supreme Court tears down another 'tough on crime' law: Editorial

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who wrote the mandatory-minimum decision on behalf of a 6-3 court majority, argued that the law covers a wide range of...

John T. Pepall: No need to change the way Supreme Court justices are appointed

The news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make his first appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada following the resignation of Thomas Cromwell has...

Justice & Security

(subscription) (subscription)OTTAWA – An internal audit has uncovered numerous gaps in the federal border agency's efforts to prevent dangerous cargo and people from entering...

Cursed Legacy: The Tragic Life of Klaus Mann by Frederick Spotts review

As late as 1971 the German supreme court upheld the ban, declaring: “The general public is not interested in being given a false picture of...

Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 Harper-Era Tough-On-Crime Laws

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for the majority, said that in the latter instance "most Canadians would be shocked to find that such a person...

April 15, 2016 | Metis win Supreme Court rights battle

Writing for the court, Justice Rosalie Abella said government at both levels have left non-status Indians and Metis people in a 'jurisdictional wasteland' by denying...

SCC strikes down two tough-on-crime measures

The Supreme Court of Canada today struck down two so-called tough-on-crime measures introduced by the former Conservative government, ruling the changes to sentencing practices were...

Supreme Court rules two tough-on-crime laws unconstitutional

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down two federal laws from the previous Conservative government's tough-on-crime agenda, ruling both to be unconstitutional.

Supreme Court strikes down Tories' tough-on-crime laws

It was the same legal argument – using hypothetical cases to strike down a three-year minimum sentence for illegal gun possession – that sparked a...

PM sees ruling on Metis, non-status as 'landmark'

OTTAWA — Canada has the same responsibility to Métis and non-status Indians as it does to registered Indians under the Constitution, the Supreme Court declared...

Supreme Court recognizes rights of Métis and non-status Indians

“As the curtain opens wider and wider on the history of Canada's relationship with its indigenous peoples, inequities are increasingly revealed and remedies urgently sought,”...

Supreme Court recognizes rights of Métis and non-status Indians

“As the curtain opens wider and wider on the history of Canada's relationship with its indigenous peoples, inequities are increasingly revealed and remedies urgently sought,”...

Metis, non-status Indians are Indians: court - www.insidebelleville.com/

Metis, non-status Indians are Indians: courtwww.insidebelleville.com/OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously ruled that Metis and non-status are Indians under the Constitution. The...

Jack Focht: Retain all the Supreme Court justices

(blog) (blog)Richard Peckham recently advocated that four of the five Kansas Supreme Court justices standing for retention this year not be retained (March 29...

New Again: Dustin Hoffman

Actually, I think it's right across the street from Mayor Wagner. GUINNESS: I also heard an old .... HOFFMAN: ... at least that Supreme Court...