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Paying for justice...

The Mexican Constitution is too often a “wish list” of things the state ought to do (or… when it comes to human rights, ought NOT to do), but includes provisions meant to correct specific problems which sometimes creates a new problem years later. 543 more words

Legal System

‘Finally, Some Action’

Now, the authorities have no excuse:

“A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has granted the City of Burnaby an injunction forcing pipeline protesters to take down their camp outside a Kinder Morgan terminal. 2,658 more words

British Columbia

Four "Yutes" And Counting: Controversy Grows Over The Judge's Comments In The Manafort Trial

Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on the controversial statements of the judge presiding over the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.  1,207 more words

Criminal Law

Why lawyers hair turns grey- Part six of a series

Everybody loves to read a good rant on Facebook- its sorta like reality TV without the cable fees- everybody that is, except your lawyer, who would really, really prefer that you not slag your ex on Facebook, or post mean spirited tweets, or worse yet, drunk dial to leave a vicious voice message – all of which will inevitably end up appended to a court affidavit, and vastly complicate the task of convincing a court that you are a righteous, upstanding  person, in who’s favour a ruling should be made. 226 more words

Law

‘Boushie Blame-Game Continues’

This family – and their reserve – still fail to acknowledge that criminality and their own racism are at the root of their problems…

“On the eve of the second anniversary of the shooting death of Colten Boushie, his family filed two lawsuits seeking nearly $2 million in damages…  754 more words

Courts

West Virginia Lawmakers Could Impeach the Entire State Supreme Court

(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — The West Virginia House of Delegates is taking the extraordinary step of considering the impeachment of the entire state Supreme Court in a scandal over $3.2 million in office renovations. 536 more words