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Coming soon: How to choose a Supreme Court justice is changing

OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals have decided a new advisory board, not the government, should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court...

Coming soon: How to choose a Supreme Court justice is changing

OTTAWA -- The federal Liberals have decided a new advisory board, not the government, should select potential new judges to sit on the Supreme Court...

Supreme Court won't hear plea from lawyers over Nadon challenge ...

Two lawyers have lost a court fight to be paid more for their part in challenging a controversial judicial nomination.Supreme Court won't hear plea from...

Supreme Court of Canada allows ban on internet use to be applied retroactively

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court took steps Thursday to bring the law up to speed to protect children in the rapidly evolving realm of cyberspace...

Any fear over assisted dying can't be blamed on lack of knowledge: chief justice

CALGARY - Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says any public consternation over physician-assisted dying can't be attributed to a lack of awareness about the...

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...

SCC: Wrongfully convicted man can sue for damages

Justice Michael Moldaver of the Supreme Court said Friday in his judgement that malice did not need to be proven. However, Moldaver did lay out...

Petition opposing memorial to victims of Communism continues to grow

Even Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has weighed in, saying the concrete structure would convey a sense of bleakness in a space dedicated to...

SCC restores manslaughter conviction in Toronto shooting case

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned an appeal court ruling and restored the manslaughter conviction of a Toronto man. Nahoor ... Justice...

Security lawyers oppose proposed anti-terrorism legislation

The Supreme Court agreed in a May ruling on the national security certificate regime that there should be no overarching privilege for CSIS sources. The...

Top court weighing whether assisted suicide protects Canadian rights, or ...

Toronto Star OTTAWA -- The so-called "right to die" was back on Canada's conscience Wednesday as the Supreme Court confronted the question of whether a ban...

Does ban on assisted suicide protect Canadian rights, or violate them?

OTTAWA -- The so-called "right to die" was back on Canada's conscience Wednesday as the Supreme Court confronted the question of whether a ban on...

Supreme Court confronts question of whether Canadians can seek help to die

OTTAWA -- Parliament's inaction in the face of changing opinion on the right of Canadians to seek help ending their lives means the Supreme Court...

Top court hears arguments for and against assisted suicide

Justice Rosalie Abella asked whether someone's right ought to be limited by the illness itself. "Assisted dying should only be allowed in the most serious...

Montrealer's son can't sue Iran over torture death

OTTAWA -- The lawyer for the son of murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi is calling on Ottawa to close a legal loophole after the Supreme...

Supreme Court rules BC can charge court fees, but not too much

"When hearing fees deprive litigants of access to the superior courts, they infringe the basic right of citizens to bring their cases to court," Chief...

Election rhetoric revs up as Parliament resumes

Mulcair alluded to the Conservatives' recent problems with the Supreme Court of Canada, saying: "Every time Stephen Harper has complained about something and gone to...

Mulroney says he'd have Royal Commission into murdered aboriginal women

The former prime minister also sounded off on Harper's spat with Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin. Harper had suggested that McLachlin behaved inappropriately when...

Harper, MacKay should apologize to chief justice, law group says

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Peter MacKay should apologize for their public criticism of Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, says an international...

Supreme Court upholds 2011 conviction for cocaine smuggling

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Louis LeBel disagreed. "The Crown's case against the appellant was circumstantial, the errors of law were very serious, and...