Thomas Cromwell

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Trying Times for Justice: Jackman-Atkinson

In July 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that from the time a charge is laid, to the conclusion of a trial, Superior Court cases will...

The Clarence Thomas Takeover

It's near impossible to count every former Supreme Court clerk who is now playing a role in the sprawling executive branch, but it's easy to...

Access to Justice: Justice system could learn from Nova Scotia veterans outreach program | Thomas Cromwell - The Lawyer's Daily (subscription)

Access to Justice: Justice system could learn from Nova Scotia veterans outreach program | Thomas CromwellThe Lawyer's Daily (subscription)The Honourable Thomas Cromwell served 19 years...

In search of the right expert witness

“Expert opinion evidence can be a key element in the search for truth, but it may also pose special dangers,” wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell in...

Health firings 'riddled with stink,' says sister of researcher

The government has hired Thomas Cromwell, a former Supreme Court of Canada justice, to oversee reparations. Lawyer Joanna Gislason, who represents Kayfish and fired researchers...

BC hires former judge to oversee redress over health firings

CTV NewsHenderson announced Friday that the government has hired former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell to oversee reparations to those adversely affected by...

Quebec jurists are eligible for Cromwell spot

Port aux Basques Gulf News - The Lawyers WeeklyLawyers Weekly CanadaFederal Court and Federal Court of Appeal judges from Quebec, including Justice Marc Nadon, are...

Atlantic Opposition leaders band together to fight Supreme Court changes

The four leaders penned a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, calling on him to reverse his decision to no longer guarantee Atlantic...

Laurier's 'supreme issue'

Editor's note: In recent weeks -- and in light of the Trudeau government's announcement of its new process to choose Supreme Court of Canada Justices...

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...

Look to the rainbow

iPolitics.ca (subscription)The Supreme Court blocked a plan by Stephen Harper, Mr Trudeau's predecessor, to make it an elected body. He then refused to appoint any...

LEGER: Preserve regional diversity on the Supreme Court | The ...

There's no reason to doubt that whomever is appointed to replace Justice Thomas Cromwell on the Supreme Court of Canada will be a capable jurist:...

Help wanted: Trudeau overhauls how Canada picks top jurists

Ottawa (AFP) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday sweeping changes to the way Supreme Court justices are chosen, vowing diversity while scrapping a tradition...

Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justices

... Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that former prime minister Kim Campbell has been selected to chair a new seven-member advisory board that will be...

Supreme Court once again comes down hard on child porn

(subscription)Justice Thomas Cromwell, who is due to retire in September, said, in writing what will be his last decision for the court, “A reasonable...

Supreme Court once again comes down hard on child porn

(subscription) (subscription)Justice Thomas Cromwell, who is due to retire in September, said, in writing what will be his last decision for the court, “A...

The Hill Times

(subscription) (subscription)Language and its nuances are important, but they shouldn't be non-negotiable when it comes to who sits in judgment of us. Prime Minister...

Justice minister disputes claim NL can't fill Supreme Court vacancy

Andrew Parsons took aim Thursday at a Globe and Mail article that said Newfoundland and Labrador would be passed over for the court's next vacancy,...

Trudeau faces diversity challenge in Supreme Court judge selection

The opening comes with the upcoming retirement of Justice Thomas Cromwell of Nova Scotia and convention dictates that his successor must come from Atlantic Canada.

NL to remain without Supreme Court of Canada appointment due to lack of bilingual judges

A former Newfoundland and Labrador justice minister says the federal government should look at more than bilingualism when searching for a new appointment to the...

Newfoundland to remain without judge on Supreme Court

The Globe and Mail - The ...The Globe and MailNewfoundland and Labrador will remain the only province never to have a judge on the Supreme...

Business briefs

Rule 4 of the Wyoming Supreme Court for Continuing Legal Education requires each active attorney to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing legal...

Supreme court creates new timely-trial framework

If time limits are to be set out, Parliament — not the court — should do it, wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell on behalf of the...

Friday round-up

(blog)In a podcast for the Constitution Center, Carrie Severino and Michael Dorf try to “make sense of an unpredictable year” at the Court, while...

Activist says ... ORAL SEX WITH ANIMALS SHOULD BE BANNED • Outdated laws only prohibit buggery of creatures

The issue came to the fore when a man was hauled before the Supreme Court of Canada on multiple charges of sexual offences against his...

Animal-rights advocates call for stronger laws after high court's bestiality ruling

Huffington Post Canada“The term 'bestiality' has a well-established legal meaning and refers to sexual intercourse between a human and an animal,” Supreme Court Justice Thomas...

Supreme Court clarifies Canada's bestiality law with ruling

(subscription) (subscription)“Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality,” Justice Thomas Cromwell wrote on behalf of the majority. “Parliament adopted...

Crime of bestiality limited to penetration, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Penetration has always been understood to be an essential element of bestiality," wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell on behalf of the court. "Parliament may wish to...

Wake Up Call: A Tax Scheme that Involves Dentons, KPMG in Canada

In a recent unusual case, an appeals court reversed an order to permanently seal records of an embarrassing class-action against Blue Cross Blue Shield of...

Supreme Court to rule on Robert McCorkill estate dispute

... Israel and Jewish Affairs, and the New Brunswick government, represented by the attorney general. All materials related to the application have been in the...

Bevin Announces Three Additional KHRC Members

He is a bloodstock consultant with Cromwell Bloodstock, specializing in auctions, matings/seasons and shares, appraisals, bloodstock consulting, racehorse and breeding management and pinhooking partnerships. Among...

Supreme Court overturns Arizona man's death sentence

Brian Dann was sentenced to death in Maricopa County Superior Court, where his father was once a judge. In October 2001, Dann, 44, was convicted...

Here's Why Tom Brady Will Ultimately Win His Case Against NFL

Most legal analysts have laid claim that Tom Brady has no chance at winning by securing the next legal victory, which is either a full...

University of Virginia Ready for 187th Final Exercises

UVA Today (press release) (registration)UVA Today (press release) (registration)Dove, who served as poet laureate from 1993 to 1995, has garnered numerous literary and academic honors,...

University of Virginia Ready for 187th Final Exercises

Dove, who served as poet laureate from 1993 to 1995, has garnered numerous literary and academic honors, among them the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry...

Indigenous jurist should head the line, advocates say

1 retirement of Nova Scotia's Thomas Cromwell, the Liberals can make enormous symbolic and substantive progress in implementing their vow to reconcile with Canada's indigenous...

North Carolina transgender bathroom bill: Feds threaten to pull education funding

The USA is a country founded and based upon individual rights, not group rights (hat tip Justice Thomas). When you demand of the government to...

Special Report: Church Leaders Honored by Faithful Catholic Colleges

They include Father Terrence Henry, T.O.R., former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and Thomas Powell, former president of Mount St. Mary's University in...

John T. Pepall: No need to change the way Supreme Court justices are appointed

The news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make his first appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada following the resignation of Thomas Cromwell has...

Supreme Court judge speaks in Regina on access to justice

1 priority for the legal profession everywhere in Canada,” Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell said in addressing the annual Law Day luncheon on...

Cotler calls for changes to Supreme Court selection process

Following news of the impending retirement of Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, former Liberal minister of justice and attorney general Irwin Cotler is...

Emmett Macfarlane: Here's how Canada should vet its Supreme Court nominees

The unexpected announcement that Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell will retire this September throws another important item onto the Liberal government's already bloated reform agenda:...

Law Society says next Supreme Court justice should come from here

Susan LeDrew says there has never been a Supreme Court of Canada justice from Newfoundland and it would be good to appoint someone from a...

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...

Newfoundland lobbies Ottawa for spot on Supreme Court

Justice Laura Mennie, the only functionally bilingual judge on either of the two highest courts, joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court only in 2014.

Suprem Court of Canada upholds Calgary ruling for Meredith Borowiec

In a unanimous ruling, penned by Justice Thomas Cromwell, a seven-member Supreme Court panel rejected a Crown bid to have Borowiec retried for second-degree murder.

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.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to retire in September

. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin lauded Justice Thomas Cromwell's contributions Tuesday, saying colleagues have always benefited from his wisdom, rigour and friendship.Justice Thomas...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell to retire in September

OTTAWA—Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell is retiring Sept. 1, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointment to the high court. Cromwell, 63,...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell To Retire In September

CBC.caOTTAWA — Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell is retiring Sept. 1, setting the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointment to the high court.