Justice Thomas Cromwell announces retirement from Supreme Court of Canada

Justice Thomas Cromwell, the only Nova Scotian currently sitting on the highest court of Canada, has announced he will retire in September. Cromwell, who was...

Beverley Mclachlin

(subscription) (subscription)The reasoning in his decision while on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in the Marshall / Bernard case, which involved aboriginals cutting...

Thomas Cromwell

(subscription) (subscription)Supreme Court Justice is retiring in September, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointment to the high court. Cromwell,...

Supreme Court justice Cromwell to retire

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.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to receive Key to the City

The Key to the City will be given to a prominent figure in Canada Tuesday. Mayor Jim Watson will present the Key to Chief Justice...

criminal code

(subscription)The Supreme Court ruled last winter that Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician-assisted death were unconstitutional, and gave the federal government and provincial legislatures until...

Jim Hillyer

(subscription) (subscription)When Conservative Deputy Leader Denis Lebel noted in French that the budget “confirmed their fears” of a $30 billion deficit and quoted la...

Ian Binnie

(subscription)None of those expenses should have been charged to taxpayers, a former Supreme Court justice said Monday even as he slashed the total amount...

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...

Lawsuit: Moore HS tried to cover up coach Megan Mahoney's affair with underage student

Bergen, now 18, and his mother, Kathleen Bergen, are suing Mahoney, 26, Robert Manisero, the former principal; Anthony Ferreri, former chairman of board of directors;...

Restorative Justice Part II: Back to the future

(press release)Gladue appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) claiming due consideration was not given to 718.2(e). The lower court judge had disqualified...

Admissibility of breathalyzer evidence in some impaired driving cases to be considered by Supreme Court of Canada

But a fail result on a breathalyzer does not necessarily provide reasonable and probable grounds, suggested Mr. Justice John Sopinka in the ruling he wrote...

The Nomination of Merrick Garland Is a Victory for Judicial Restraint

Yesterday in the Rose Garden, President Obama said that when he asked senators their views on qualified Supreme Court nominees over the past seven years,...

Ceremony marks Court of Appeal 40th anniversary

Those on the bench during the ceremony were (from left) Justice David Brown of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Justice Michael Moldaver of the Supreme...

Melanie Joly

(subscription) (subscription)The former government's plans to locate the memorial on a choice plot of land beside the Supreme Court drew protests from a number...

DA Tony Rackauckas Still Hopes 'Luck' Stories Explain Away OC Snitch Scandal

Rackauckas began his career as an Orange County prosecutor during the height of President Richard Nixon's pre-Watergate power in 1972 and, in the 90s, served...

Jimmie Reyna: A Man for All Seasons for the Supreme Court

Perhaps only a Thomas More could win confirmation to the United States Supreme Court in today's politically charged environment. But we have such a man...

WOLF 2018? -- ROMNEY to blame for TRUMP? FEHRNSTROM: Not so fast -

- SHERIFFS oppose POT LEGALIZATIONPolitico... casino and deluxe destination resort in East Taunton continue to move forward, with groundbreaking on the First Light Resort &...

Contract law development hurt by ruling, says lawyer

Now-retired Supreme Court justice Marshall Rothstein wrote the court's unanimous decision in Sattva, which parted from the historical approach to contractual interpretation as a question...

Toronto Board of Health to recommend implementing safe-injection sites

Vancouver is currently the only Canadian city with a supervised injection site, although a battle over its safety and constitutionality went all the way to...

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper argues for arbitration in Deer Lake canal suit

After the appearance, O'Reilly said the application before the court, “is to ask the court to rule that before there is any certification of the...

Washington National Opera's new season

As Washington National Opera heads into its ambitious staging of Richard Wagner's four opera Ring Cycle, the company, led by Francesca Zambello, announced six major...

Email: that's how a surfie waves goodbye

(subscription) (subscription)Along with Richard Wagner's Morgan Stanley, Flagstaff is helping Vic Treasurer Tim Pallas “recycle” the port asset, but last week lost key man...

Barry W. Bussey: On assisted dying, government should respect the beliefs of religious hospitals

The recent parliamentary committee's report on physician-assisted death made recommendations that went way beyond the 2015 Supreme Court of Canada ruling. ... However, such views...

Court overturns death sentence in brutal 1991 burglary-murders in Chandler

In May 2009, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge removed Rudi Apelt from Arizona's death row, ruling that he is mentally retarded. Arizona Department of...

Justice Rosalie Abella never wanted to be a rock star, but here she ...

This led Ms. Soapbox to reflect on Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court judge who was so wedded to the doctrine of originalism -- the...

Canada's Catholic hospitals in a tough spot on assisted death

... of religion of individuals cannot flourish without freedom of religion for the organizations through which those individuals express their religious practices and through which...

Prosecutors, FBI Want OC Judge To Free Onetime Mexican Mafia Boss As Reward For Snitch Work

Facing a potential prison term of 25 years to life because he's a Third Striker, Perez—dressed oddly for an inmate in fashionable blue jeans and...

Moot point: Shulich School of Law students win national competition

And what a panel to have to face in the final round of competition: the adjudicators were Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, Ontario...

The Daily 202: GOP establishment working through the five stages of grief as Donald Trump trudges to Cleveland

Yesterday the Supreme Court head oral arguments for the most important Supreme Court case in a generation. The case in question is to determine whether...

Stephen Harper

(subscription)The Supreme Court of Canada overturned mandatory minimum sentences for gun possession and the Abolition of Early Parole Act. It tossed a law passed...

Justices, Clerks Recall Raucous and Rewarding Times With Scalia

(registration)Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at the memorial service for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday, March 1, at the Mayflower...

7 things that happened in March through history

(blog) (blog)Born into the imperial Severan dynasty in c203 AD, he found himself catapulted to supreme power in his early teens and soon began...

Shorthanded high court grapples with life after Scalia

Bloomberg"The prospect of numerous 4-4 ties or dismissals would be undesirable to the court," said Gregory Garre, an appellate lawyer who served as President George...

The Daily 202: How Richard Shelby is trying to survive the Trump Tornado as it moves through Alabama

Since Antonin Scalia's death earlier this month, McConnell has been hitting Shelby for blocking Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 (back when...

Access to Justice: A Social Justice Issue

The problem is so extreme that our nation's top judge, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada, has observed that "options [for...

Antonin Scalia and the origins of originalism

WASHINGTON—One of the earliest influences on Antonin Scalia was a Sicilian-born father who applied a particular philosophy to the scholarly task of translating poems from...

Does the Supreme Court of Canada need more checks and balances?

NBCNews.comThe Harper government scrapped both processes, angered at the rough reception and ultimate rejection of its nomination of Marc Nadon. Serious questions were raised about...

Toronto Arbitration Centers Nab 2 Prominent Hires

(subscription)Marshall Rothstein has joined downtown Toronto's Arbitration Place as a member arbitrator following his retirement from the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015, and...

Why Canadians should pay more attention to their Supreme Court

Heightened political scrutiny means Americans are acutely aware of the role their Supreme Court plays in their democracy and, accordingly, pay due attention to it.

On both sides of the border, the Supreme Court selection ... - iPolitics

The members of the U.S. Supreme Court play a key role in American public life — which is what makes the looming constitutional crisis over...

Retired Canadian jurists respectfully dissent from Scalia's approach, style

Mr. Harper's Supreme Court appointments of Russell Brown and Marc Nadon (whose appointment was rejected by the Court) also owe something to the search for...

Sen. Louise Lucas says black lawmakers are “not listened to”

Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach. She said votes were there for both of them to sit on the commission, which oversees transportation dollars in Hampton...

Why We Celebrate Washington's Birthday

(blog) (blog)He never wrote a book or even a long essay, unlike George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams. But...

Lawyers who challenged Harper's choice of Marc Nadon for ...

Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial.

Lawyers who challenged Harper's choice of Marc Nadon for Supreme Court denied costs

Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial spanking...

Supreme Court ridicules fee claims of lawyers behind Marc Nadon ...

Rocco Galati, Paul Slansky rebuked for trying to collect tens of thousands of dollars for efforts challenging Harper government's attempt to appoint Marc Nadon to...

Court slams 'gonzo logic' in nixing money claim over ... - iPolitics

TORONTO — Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a...

Court slams 'gonzo logic' in wake of failed Nadon appointment ...

TORONTO – Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a...

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to...