The Daily 202: Donald Trump will almost certainly not be the Republican nominee if he cannot win on the first ballot ...

(Anne Gearan, John Wagner and Abby Phillip) ... The solicitor general field a brief with the Supreme Court last night that said a deal to...

Notable Nuremberg Legal Conference to Convene

(press release)A "Supreme Court Justices Panel" on "Justice After Nuremberg: What Have We Learned?" will feature Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella,; Lord John...

International jurists to mark double Nuremberg anniversary

Participants include former Supreme Court president Dorit Beinisch, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella; Lord John Dyson of the UK Supreme...

Canada's Outlook Positive, But, Trudeau, Beware Of the 'Green Shift'

CBC.caThe idolators of the natives have been egged on by Canada's leading legislator, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. The pell-mell charge to apologize for...

Strip joint fraud; meth marriage proposal; wayward Chihuahua foster care

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 31-year-old Erica Flynn was sentenced Friday. She had been facing a second-degree murder charge before entering into a plea...

Access to a Waiting List is Not Access to Healthcare

In a 2005 ruling of the Canadian Supreme Court, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin wrote the above title against existing bans on privatized health care. This...

The Way We Were

- Francis X. FayThehour.comRichard O. West, administrator of Norwalk Hospital, reports that all non-supervisory personnel are now receiving time-and-a-half for all work required of...

Two historic anniversaries, Rwanda and Nuremberg, remind us of the horrors of genocide

Distinguished judges such as Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella of Canada, Lord John Dyson of the UK Supreme Court, Chief Justice Sam Rugege of the...

The Daily 202: Key conservatives pushing Mike Lee for the Supreme Court

After graduating from Brigham Young University Law School, the senator clerked for Samuel A. Alito Jr. when he was on the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Supreme Court judge speaks in Regina on access to justice

1 priority for the legal profession everywhere in Canada,” Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell said in addressing the annual Law Day luncheon on...

Cruz, Sanders score Wisconsin wins

Richard Burr in a new site called BadNewsBurr.com, which goes lives today. The site will initially highlight Burr's “Supreme Court partisan obstruction,” with a web...

Meet the 'intensely neurotic' Jew saving the world's refugees

As Rosalie Silberman Abella, justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, put it in her introductory remarks, Heller represents the “alchemy of passion, fearlessness, resoluteness,...

Early Supreme Court retirement leaves Liberals scrambling to fulfill 'transparency' promise

“We will make the Supreme Court appointment process more transparent.” The pledge was conceived and calculated with 2018 in mind, the mandatory retirement date for...

Community calendar from April 5

... work, six student-run workshops, a reception, and evening discussion with special guests Richard Kaufman, Chair of Energy and Finance for New York State Governor...

Cotler calls for changes to Supreme Court selection process

Following news of the impending retirement of Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, former Liberal minister of justice and attorney general Irwin Cotler is...

Emmett Macfarlane: Here's how Canada should vet its Supreme Court nominees

The unexpected announcement that Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell will retire this September throws another important item onto the Liberal government's already bloated reform agenda:...

Supreme dress rehearsal

James LeNoury had scarcely launched into his oral submission on a Supreme Court of Canada wrongful dismissal appeal when questions began to fly thick...

Cases highlight legal debate over texting privacy rights

Share. 0 inShare. The Ontario Court of Appeal is being asked to determine what privacy rights exist in the content of an individual's text messages...

Can the Liberals resist omnibus bills?

... the accepted understanding of an omnibus bill by tacking on subjects to its budget bills that had nothing to do with the budgets (such...

Drapeau seen as inside track SCC contender

Senior members of the legal community speculate the Trudeau government will elevate New Brunswick Chief Justice Ernest Drapeau to the Supreme Court of Canada, citing...

Weekly Book List, April 8, 2016

(subscription) (subscription)Afterimages: Photography and U.S. Foreign Policy by Liam Kennedy (University of Chicago Press; 220 pages; $45). Considers how photojournalists have sought to frame...

Law Society says next Supreme Court justice should come from here

Susan LeDrew says there has never been a Supreme Court of Canada justice from Newfoundland and it would be good to appoint someone from a...

Will next Supreme Court justice come from Atlantic Canada?

Justice Thomas Cromwell of Nova Scotia will retire in September and it's generally accepted that his replacement will come from Atlantic Canada. Traditionally, the court...

NWT Catholic Bishop responds to Truth and Reconciliation call to action

Last May, chief justice of the Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin, made headlines when she said that Canada attempted to commit "cultural genocide" against aboriginal peoples...

Jody Wilson-Raybould: The justice minister without precedent

One of the first actions out of her office was to request a six-month extension to a deadline set by the Supreme Court, which last...

The Daily 202: 10 reasons Bernie Sanders will probably win Wisconsin, even though polls show the Democratic ...

A handicap for Bernie, flagged by John Wagner: “Sanders faces the added challenge that he will not be able to count on independent voters —...

Newfoundland lobbies Ottawa for spot on Supreme Court

Justice Laura Mennie, the only functionally bilingual judge on either of the two highest courts, joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court only in 2014.

Get the Most Out of Your Employee Payroll Audit in California

Employee payroll audits, which have long been recommended as a best practice for corporations that want to stay on the right side of the law,...

A man shouldn't hit a woman…unless she's asking for it?

(blog) (blog)But it's important to remember something: The Carter v Canada case that legalized euthanasia in Canada was a unanimous decision—all nine of the...

NB attorney general proposes litigants pay jury costs in some cases

Mason notes that Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has often stated publicly that access to justice is a problem in Canada. "We...

Time to name an Aboriginal justice to the Supreme Court

Professor Rosemary Cairns Way of the University of Ottawa reports that Aboriginal and visible minority members account for roughly 23 per cent of the population,...

For Merrick Garland, a methodical life of ambition

As a third-year law student, Garland was eager to edit a Harvard Law Review article by Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. — and...

Liberals must fix way Supreme Court justices are named: Editorial

To his credit, Trudeau has already instructed Wilson-Raybould to do better on these important appointments. In his mandate letter to the justice minister, he told...

Debate grows over pro-Trump chalkings at Emory

The demonstration, in which students reportedly said the chalkings made them feel unsafe, eventually moved from the quad to the administration building in search of...

A Coup Is In the Air: The Plot to Unsettle Rousseff, Lula and Brazil

Neoliberal parties, the corporate media, a conservative judiciary, oil lobbyists, the white elite and right-wing groups, with generous help from outside, have ganged up to...

Around Town: Israeli ambassador hosts benefit for young Canadian musicians

Special guests included Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and her husband, Frank McArdle, who, the night before, were at Ottawa City Hall...

Suprem Court of Canada upholds Calgary ruling for Meredith Borowiec

In a unanimous ruling, penned by Justice Thomas Cromwell, a seven-member Supreme Court panel rejected a Crown bid to have Borowiec retried for second-degree murder.

Robert McCorkill estate dispute warrants Supreme Court review, group argues

... litigation" and causing confusion, the decision stated. ​All materials related to CAFE's application for leave to appeal in the McCorkill case were submitted to...

Don't fool yourself: Stephen Harper was no friend of pro-lifers

(blog) (blog)But it's important to remember something: The Carter v Canada case that legalized euthanasia in Canada was a unanimous decision—all nine of the...

Around Town: Mayor presents top honours to top judge at A-Lister ceremony

If anyone can be trusted with the key to the city it's Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Mayor Jim Watson presented the...

Photos: Beverley McLachlin receives key to the city

From left, Shannon Day-Newman with Ian Johns, Sarah Jennings and Don Newman at Ottawa City Hall on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Supreme Court of Canada...

Around Town: Mayor presents top honours to top judge at A-Lister ceremony

From left, George Anderson with Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis and her husband, Tom Karvanis, at Ottawa City Hall...

A life (without parole) story: Part 3

His death sentence was commuted to life in 1972, after the Supreme Court invalidated capital punishment. Sinclair found ... Peter Wagner of the Prison Policy...

STILL UNBROKEN - Yes! Weekly

Yes! WeeklySTILL UNBROKENYes! WeeklyJim has lived through a period of revolutionary change in America's perspective on sexual preference, a period that has seen homosexuality move...

Supreme Court

(subscription) (subscription)In its first-ever ruling on Canada's infanticide law, the has unanimously opted to uphold the law by dismissing an appeal in Queen...

Supreme Court vacancy a chance for Trudeau to reform appointment process

But two years ago, he cancelled both the parliamentary selection committee and the public hearing, after The Globe revealed the secret list of candidates from...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to retire in September

Justice Thomas Cromwell laughs as he listens to speakers during a ceremony officially welcoming him to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Monday, Feb.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to retire in September

. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin lauded Justice Thomas Cromwell's contributions Tuesday, saying colleagues have always benefited from his wisdom, rigour and friendship.Justice Thomas...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to retire in September

OTTAWA—Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell is retiring Sept. 1, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointment to the high court. Cromwell, 63,...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell To Retire In September

CBC.caOTTAWA — Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell is retiring Sept. 1, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointment to the high court.