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Fentanyl traffickers should face stiffer penalties in B.C., court rules

Because of the devastating impact the drug crisis, the province’s highest court has ruled street-level traffickers should be sentenced to a minimum of 18 months in prison. 13 more words

Real Estate In Canada

Neil Gorsuch and judicial administration

The BNA reports here that if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch would lose his position as Chair of the federal Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, a role he has occupied since last October.  340 more words

Federal Courts

Cautionary tales of boilerplate and specificity

A US case brings us some RTFR (Read the F* Rules), a difference of emphasis between US rules and those of England and Wales, an opportunity to ask what “boilerplate” means, and a word to avoid if possible when speaking. 763 more words


Indiana state courts now open to live tweeting

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has issued an advisory opinion stating that live tweeting, microblogging, and other forms of “electronically relaying a written message” do… 69 more words

State Courts

Nebraska state courts to allow cameras in most proceedings and trials

Starting today.  This is a very interesting development for a few reasons.  First, it appears to apply to both criminal and civil cases, with exceptions made only for highly sensitive proceedings like juvenile and family cases, criminal pretrial motions, grand jury hearings, probate matters, and trade secret disputes.  188 more words

State Courts

Florida doctors can ask patients about guns, court rules

Thursday a federal appeals court ruled that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech. 638 more words

Current Events

Trump kicks as U.S. Appeals Court rules against travel ban

The U . S . Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’ s Executive Order , which temporarily banned citizens from seven countries into the U . 198 more words