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Chief Justice urges quick appointments to Supreme Court

OTTAWA – Canada's top judge is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hurry up and fill the soon-to-be empty seat at the Supreme Court. Chief...

How a new appointment process ushers in Supreme Court transparency

The new Supreme Court appointments process announced today stands as a considerable break from the past approach of behind-the-scenes selection at the virtually unfettered discretion...

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.

The one sentence that sums up the niqab 'debate'

It is now known that Trudel likely didn't have a chance of taking that seat on the Court—as a Federal Court judge, she, presumably, would...

Stephen Harper's most unfortunate appointments

Porter was the chief executive officer of the McGill University Health Centre from 2004 to 2011, but was accused of being involved in bribery related...

The long and short of C-51, the anti-terror act

Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati, who successfully challenged the Harper government's appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court, has said he will challenge C-51. Regardless...

A new deal for Parliament

The Conservatives abandoned the system for reviewing Supreme Court appointees after the epic and historic mess of Marc Nadon's appointment, but the Liberals would revive...

Supreme Court rejects federal bid to consider Omar Khadr adult offender

Justice Rosalie Abella wondered aloud whether the U.S. government actually views Khadr's sentences as being concurrent. The only party that seems to take that view,...

Letters: Our readers on tipping, tutors, and steel wool

The Supreme Court stated that the law “could ensnare people with little or no moral fault” and who pose little danger to the public. Supreme...

Lawyers oppose plan for blanket intelligence source protection

National Post Making it standard practice to cross-examine CSIS sources, even behind closed doors, could “have a chilling effect on potential sources” and hinder the spy...

Newsmakers: J-Law speaks out and a dominatrix's vote

The 54-year-old judge from Quebec took his seat on the Supreme Court this week, a position that's under scrutiny, given how little he received from...

Stories we're watching: Tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri

Supreme Court Chief Justice wants to burry the hatchet with Harper and MacKay. Beverly McLachlin today acknowledged ongoing tensions with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and...