Baby, mom, dad, share birthday; 2000 tickets by trooper; fake kidnapping

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, pianist Jane Hartman Irwin sits at a recently restored piano with an iPad displaying "Ben Bolt," said to be...

Mr. Tomato, TV and hecklers : A week on the Hill

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson recently announced he will honour Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin with the keys to the city next month. McLachlin is...

Vikings were mostly farmers and 7 other facts you didn't know about them

When Richard Wagner's opera epic “The Ring of the Nibelung,” which included elements of Norse mythology, was first staged in 1876, the villainous Hunding wore...

United States v. Johnson

For Plaintiff: Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney, Camil A. Skipper, Assistant United States Attorney, Mark E. Cullers (argued) and Laurel J. Montoya, Assistant United...

Cotler helms new Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

(blog)Its honorary co-chairs are Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel; Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella; former Swedish prime minister Goran Persson; and Meir...

Around Town: Birthday gift to Joe Clark enjoys a rousing premiere at NAC

Also at the premiere were such Supreme Court judges as Rosalie Silberman Abella and Michael Moldaver. As well, members of the I Lost My Talk...

Two Law School graduates to clerk for Supreme Court

Two recent Law School graduates will clerk for the 2016-17 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Austin Raynor, a 2013 Law graduate and current associate...

18th Annual National Labour Arbitration Competition | Mathews ...

On Sunday, the finalists argued before The Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada; Ms. Ginette Brazeau, Chair of the Canada...

The Enduring Legacy of Magna Carta

In a gesture to conciliate the soldiery, Parliament appointed their commander, Sir Thomas Fairfax, as Constable of the Tower of London. The old Roundhead general's...

The Top Nine Developments of 2015 that Defined the Struggle between Democracy and Plutocracy (Pt.1)

January 30, 1976 is to plutocracy in the United States what July 4, 1776 was to its democracy. The fortieth anniversary of Buckley v Valeo,...

Don't forget that women's rights are a recent invention: Mallick

Bertha Wilson was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. She had entered law school despite a dean telling her to “go...

What's really propping up Ted Cruz birtherism? Falsehoods, ideas about race, and Donald Trump.

Schwartz, 85, told the Wall Street Journal that he voted for Republicans such as Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower but is supporting Bernie Sanders this...

5 things: Watson's vision for 2016

And on March 22, Watson will present a key to the city, Ottawa's highest civic honour, to the Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley...

Insurer seeks leave to appeal $8.5-million award in disputed construction claim over defects exclusion clause

Canada's highest court saw "no impediment" to ruling that defective workmanship could be an accident "unless of course it is not supported by the specific...

Osler announces partnership with Ryerson's Legal Innovation Zone and other legal moves and grooves for Jan. 26

“In his many years on the bench Marshall Rothstein earned a formidable reputation as one of the best corporate commercial judges in the country,” said...

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointee penned anti-abortion Court of Appeals ruling

ORLIN WAGNER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Kansas Court of Appeals Chief ... Richard Levy, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Kansas, said lower court...

Uneasiness over ruling buying time

The Supreme Court's 9-0 decision granting Parliament more time to come up with a law on physician-assisted death has cast a critical spotlight on the...

Sunday's letters to the editor, Jan. 24

Some people wish to put ball parks, tennis courts, soccer fields, etc. in the Oasis Woods area. .... Richard West, Cape Coral. Was mental illness...

Pa. Appeals Court Slashes Penn State Cover-Up Charges

(subscription)The Superior Court concluded that Baldwin should not have been permitted to testify against former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim...

Harper's Relations With Supreme Court Not Especially Hostile: Study

In late 2013, for example, the top court upended Canada's prostitution laws as a Charter of Rights violation. The following March, the court nixed Harper's...

Life-and-death drama plays out in the Supreme Court

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the only judge who was also on the court for the Rodriguez challenge, delivered the denouement in conjunction with the remaining...

Legal Theory Blog: Newman on Aboriginal Rights

Part of a collection on the jurisprudence of recently retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel, this paper draws from Justice LeBel's jurisprudence on...

Meredith Borowiec infanticide appeal heard by Supreme Court

Three years, three babies. They were all placed into garbage bags by their mother while still alive, and thrown away with the trash in a...

Harper relations with Supreme Court not especially antagonistic, study finds

(blog) (blog)The following March, the court nixed Harper's appointment of Justice Marc Nadon to its ranks and ruled that changing its composition required a...

Commonwealth Court won't award more damages to Capitol Police officer

Commonwealth Court judges Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter, Patricia A. McCullough and Rochelle S. Friedman chose to affirm the no-delay damages ruling from the Dauphin County Court...

Supreme Court ponders whether, for some, job security is ... - iPolitics

Like similar cases before the Supreme Court of Canada last year — about the constitutional right to strike or the rights of RCMP employees to...

Looking Ahead: 16+ Black Films, Actors and Directors That Might Contend for Oscars in 2017

(blog) (blog)Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Luke Grimes, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, and Peter Sarsgaard all co-star. ... 6...

DESJARDINS: Clement calls for transparency

BELLEVILLE - Last week's column included an item on proportional representation that mentioned the “make every vote count” myth, and should have concluded thusly: “With...

Benjamin Perrin: The court has been oft divided, lately. And that's a good thing

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada technically gave the federal government four more months to rewrite its physician-assisted suicide law. However, over the ...

SCOC extends deadline for government to craft doctor-assisted death laws

From the majority ruling by Justices Rosalie Abella, Andromache Karakatsanis, Richard Wagner, Clement Gascon and Suzanne Cote. It was opposed by Justices Cromwell, Moldaver, Brown...

Quotes about the ruling on assisted dying

“The court granted an exemption to those who wish to exercise their rights by allowing them to apply to the superior court of their jurisdiction...

Osgoode lands legal giant

Heavy-hitting retired Supreme Court of Canada judge Marshall Rothstein has joined Osgoode Hall Law School at York University as a distinguished visiting professor. Lorne Sossin,...

Canada's High Court Gives Green Light To Assisted Suicide

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada decided on Friday to allow doctor-assisted suicide across the country under certain circumstances, while giving the government...

'This is real people who are suffering': Supreme Court ruling deals a ...

“I think parliament should have been more attuned to the suffering of people.” She was shocked at questions during this week's hearings from Supreme Court...

Canada's high court gives green light to assisted suicide

OTTAWA The Supreme Court of Canada decided on Friday to allow doctor-assisted suicide across the country under certain circumstances, while giving the government more time...

Around Town: Birthday gift to Joe Clark enjoys a rousing premiere at NAC

Also at the premiere were such Supreme Court judges as Rosalie Silberman Abella and Michael Moldaver. As well, members of the I Lost My Talk...

Just what was said Friday about the Supreme Court's ruling on assisted dying

The appellants point to the severe harm caused to individuals by the extension. Extraordinary circumstances must be shown." — From the majority ruling by Justices...

Just what was said Friday about the Supreme Court's ruling on assisted dying

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to give the federal government an extra four months to produce a law dealing with assisted...

'This is real people who are suffering': Supreme Court ruling deals blow to ...

“What I want to have is a choice.” And the option to apply for a court exemption is hardly a substitute for the right to...

Death deadline extended, exemptions allowed

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court has added four months to the federal government's deadline for producing a new law on doctor-assisted death — but with...

Supreme Court agrees to extend deadline for right-to-die law, includes exemption

Ottawa Citizen (blog)OTTAWA — The Supreme Court has added four months to the federal government's deadline for producing a new law on doctor-assisted death —...

Supreme Court Gives Feds Extension For Assisted Suicide Law

Toronto StarOTTAWA — The Supreme Court has added four months to the federal government's deadline for producing a new law on doctor-assisted death — but...

Supreme Court agrees to extend deadline for right-to-die law - iPolitics

The Supreme Court has added four months to the federal government's deadline for producing a new law on doctor-assisted death — but with an exemption...

Supreme Court riven by dissent, new study finds

Internal dissent over major cases is increasingly dividing the Supreme Court of Canada, with some justices resorting to sharp criticisms of majority decisions they believe...

More Fall-Out From A Crooked Broadway Impresario/Lawyer

Some of you may recall the strange affair of disbarred Toronto lawyer Garth Drabinsky, a mystery, though much reported on, never fully explained. Garth was...

Trudeau's gvmt tells Supreme Court they're happy to let euthanasia begin in Quebec

In response to a question from Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, Frater said: “Yes, the rule of law will mean that conduct is not a crime in...

Supreme Court seeks compromise to allow doctor-assisted death

Justice Rosalie Abella asked Mr. Frater whether individuals could go to a judge for approval during an extension in which the right to an assisted...

Supreme Court hears arguments, defers ruling on assisted-suicide extension

Toronto StarChief Justice Beverley McLachlin asked if each territory and province “adopted their own scheme would there be any need for any federal legislation?” She...

Supreme Court of Canada joins Twitter

“Communicating on Twitter forms part of the court's commitment to open and accessible justice,” Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said in a statement. “Sharing information about...

Marshall Rothstein appointed distinguished visiting professor ... - YFile

Rothstein, who has made rich and varied contributions to the law over the past 50 years, including serving on the Supreme Court of Canada from...