Andromache Karakatsanis

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Supreme Court decisions provide clarity around consultation requirements for NEB

Supreme Court Justices Andromache Karakatsanis and Russell Brown wrote that the NEB is compelled to have clear and reciprocal discussions with local communities, and give...

McLachlin's retirement prompts speculation about who will fill chief justice spot

In the wake of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's announcement that she will be retiring from the Supreme Court of Canada in December, the legal profession...

Manitoba lawyer Sidney Green decides to retire rather than follow ...

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of a Manitoba lawyer who was automatically suspended from the law society for his failure to...

Supreme Court justices find Macbeth, Lady Macbeth guilty of regicide in mock appeal at Stratford Festival

Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, right, was an "expert" witness Saturday at the Macbeths' appeal, presided over by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, centre, and fellow...

Quebec farm income stabilization program not a contract of insurance: Supreme Court of Canada

Concurring with the majority were Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell and Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. The majority...

Canada enacts Internet ban for sex offenders

(Agence France-Presse) Canada's Supreme Court acted to protect children in the fast-growing world of cyberspace, enabling judges to prohibit those convicted of sexual offenses against...

Canada's top court says sexual predators can be banned from the internet retroactively

In its first ever decision to reference Instagram, Snapchat and Tinder, Canada's top court decided on Thursday to uphold a law that allows judges to...

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...

Supreme Court upholds tough-on-crime amendment concerning sexual predators

New technologies and apps pose such a new risk to children that retrospectively increasing the punishment for sexual predators was warranted, the Supreme Court of...

SCC rules swabs don't violate Charter

The Supreme Court's decision authorizing police to swab DNA from the penises of some sexual assault suspects incident to their arrest raises the question whether...

Supreme Court rules police can swab a suspected rapist without a warrant

(subscription) (subscription)In a ruling that adds to police powers in investigating rape, the Supreme Court of Canada says police have the right to take...

Assisted dying Bill C-14 better than alternativesAssisted dying Bill C-14 better than alternatives

The Supreme Court concluded that the absolute ban on physician-assisted suicide was contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it went too far...

Assisted dying Bill C-14 better than alternatives

The Supreme Court concluded that the absolute ban on physician-assisted suicide was contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it went too far...

Don't like C-14? Pass it anyway.

(subscription)Bill C-14, the government's response to the Carter Supreme Court ruling on medical assistance in dying, is generating a lot of criticism from diametrically...

Don't like C-14? Pass it anyway.

(subscription)Bill C-14, the government's response to the Carter Supreme Court ruling on medical assistance in dying, is generating a lot of criticism from diametrically...

Tired of Losses

But all seven Supreme Court of Canada judges who heard the case disagreed. “No doubt the ARP scheme has incidental impacts on criminal law,” Justice...

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...

Ottawa surprises top court judges by allowing assisted suicide to proceed in ...

That's because the federal government says only Quebec has come up with a “comprehensive scheme” to address the complex issue in the year since the...

Hryniak two years on

Mauldin by Justice Andromache Karakatsanis as a “legitimate alternative for adjudicating and resolving legal disputes” not merely a “tool used to weed out clearly unmeritorious...

Top court warns fairness a must in roadside driving suspensions

The Supreme Court has affirmed that provinces can move their main efforts to combat impaired driving away from costly court proceedings to automatic roadside driving...

Cops chided for 'manipulative trickery'

In ruling the statements inadmissible, MacLean also referred to the concurring decision last year of Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis in R. v. Hart, a...

Supreme Court affirms B.C.'s tough impaired driving law | CTV News

Today's Supreme Court ruling deals only with law as it stood in 2010. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, writing for the majority, said the roadside screening scheme...

Northern boot camp

This past May, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis travelled to Nunavut to judge the event held at Inuksuk High School. “We have so...

Diplomatica: Foreign service officers get home honours

Greek Ambassador George Marcantonatos bestowed the decoration of the Grand Commander of the Order of Honour on Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis May 23. It...

People Watch: On the move in May

Prior to joining the firm in November 2014, she clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. DeVries received her law degree...

EASTERN PASSAGES: Gold-plated justice

Here's a snippet from Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis in a 2014 case: “(Undue) process and protracted trials, with unnecessary expense and delay, can prevent...

Gold-plated justice

Here's a snippet from Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis in a 2014 case: “(Undue) process and protracted trials, with unnecessary expense and delay, can prevent...

Supreme Court ruling blocks adults from exploiting apparent teen consent

“Fundamentally, the trial judge failed to consider the extent to which the ... two older men may have exercised control over two vulnerable, deeply troubled...

Supreme Court of Canada orders new trial in child porn case

"A trial judge must look beyond whether or not consent was given," wrote Justice Andromache Karakatsanis on behalf of the nine-member panel which heard the...

Gold-plated justice

Here's a snippet from Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis in a 2014 case: “(Undue) process and protracted trials, with unnecessary expense and delay, can prevent...

Supreme Court of Canada orders new trial in child porn case

It further develops the high court's landmark ruling in 2001 in the case of B.C. man Robin Sharpe. That ruling said an accused person is...

Top court Justice Marshall Rothstein to retire

The Supreme Court of Canada Justices (front L-R) Thomas Cromwell, Rosalie Abella, Beverley McLachlin, Marshall Rothstein, Michael Moldaver, (back L-R) Clement Gascon, Andromache Karakatsanis, Richard...

Top court Justice Marshall Rothstein to retire

The Supreme Court of Canada Justices (front L-R) Thomas Cromwell, Rosalie Abella, Beverley McLachlin, Marshall Rothstein, Michael Moldaver, (back L-R) Clement Gascon, Andromache Karakatsanis, Richard...

BC parents win Supreme Court fight for better French-language school in ...

“What is paramount is that the educational experience of the children … be of meaningfully similar quality to the educational experience of majority language students,”...

BC parents win Supreme Court fight for better French-language school in ...

"What is paramount is that the educational experience of the children ... be of meaningfully similar quality to the educational experience of majority language students,"...

Canadian Lawyer Magazine Cover Story on Supreme Court Justice ...

Canadian Lawyer Magazine Cover Story on Supreme Court Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. The most recent issue of Canadian Lawyer has a cover story on Supreme Court...

Gazette Midday: Quebec loses long gun fight

The federal government does not have to relinquish its gun-registry database to Quebec, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision affirming Parliament's constitutional right...

New trial for 1984 murder

The mother of a Manitoba girl killed 30 years ago says she is "terribly surprised" by a Supreme Court decision ordering a new trial for...

Supreme Court orders new trial in 1984 murder of Winnipeg girl

“In this case, I conclude that the trial judge erred in evaluating and assessing the credibility of the unknown third party suspect evidence on a...

Court orders new trial in Derksen murder case

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for the man accused of killing a Winnipeg girl more than 30 years...

YFile ยป Osgoode Hall Law School to cohost nationwide ...

The competition final round judges will be Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis (LLB '80), Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Katherine van Rensburg, and...

Brian Hutchinson: Of course Mr. Big confessions work. They rely on coercion ...

Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, in her own reasons written into Thursday's court decision. “This case is more akin to entrapment.” The Supreme Court found in the...

Mountie who played 'Mr. Big' upset with Nelson Hart decision ...

The retired RCMP officer who played "Mr. Big" in the Nelson Hart murder investigation says Thursday's Supreme Court of Canada decision will hurt future investigations...

Supreme Court protects sexual assault complainants' privacy ...

July 9, 2014 – The Globe and Mail's Sean Fine reports on the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that sexual assault victims cannot have police...

Supreme Court protects sexual assault complainants' privacy ...

July 9, 2014 – The Globe and Mail's Sean Fine reports on the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that sexual assault victims cannot have police...

Schlifer Clinic hails unanimous decision at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada has stated clearly that men accused of sexual assault cannot have access to unrelated records of the women who accuse...

Schlifer Clinic hails unanimous decision at Supreme Court

Justice Andromache Karakatsanis wrote for a unanimous court, “Privacy is not an all or nothing right. Individuals involved in a criminal investigation do not forfeit...

Court curbs access to victims' police records in sex-assault cases

Sexual-assault victims cannot have police records used against them in court when those records are not related to the case in question, the Supreme Court...