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July/August Issue of LawNow: Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

Featured Articles: Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

Some decisions our courts make carry the possibility of changing lives (same-sex marriage) and defining our institutions (the Senate).  155 more words


Principals vs Education Department: EC schools go to court #StoryBehindTheStory

7am in Flagstaff is cold in winter. The town, to use the term loosely, is in the middle of the Transkei and, because of the mountains it’s nestled in, gets brutally chilly at night and in the early hours of the morning. 810 more words

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Bench Press: Habeas Corpus in Modern Times

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously in favour of a federal penitentiary prisoner who challenged a prison warden’s decision to transfer him from medium to maximum security. 209 more words


Bench Press: Shakespeare in Court

An Ottawa judge quoted Shakespeare when sentencing a 69-year-old sex offender recently.  The offender had assaulted his neighbour in her home after taking her out for a birthday dinner.  128 more words


Bench Press: Some Bones to Pick

Poor Richard III!  Shakespeare’s play portrays him as a villain and a murderer. Killed in battle 500 years ago, his remains were discovered in 2012 under a parking lot in Leister, England.  188 more words