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Magistrate Judges: Efficient or Just Plain Unconstitutional?

Posted by: Elise Adams, Kaitlyn Ayers, Lyndsey Adkins, Donna Berlinski and Haia Abdel

A magistrate judge is an Article I officer with the jurisdiction to preside over criminal misdemeanor trials and civil jury and nonjury trials with the consent of the parties. 3,690 more words

Judicial Power

Why I am Not a Conservative Either

Glenn D. Joyal, Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, gave the keynote address at last January Canadian Constitution Foundation’s recent Law and Freedom Conference. 2,441 more words

Constitutional Law

Canadian Icon Joni Mitchell Makes Rare Appearance At Star-Studded Pre-Grammys Party

Touted by some as one of the greatest songwriters of all-time, Canadian icon Joni Mitchell got a front row seat for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party. 207 more words

Music

Says Who, Again?

A few years ago, I blogged about an attempt to unmask the authors of “per curiam” opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States by having a computer identify individual judges’ word use patterns. 1,221 more words

The Justice System

Abusus Non Tollit Usum

In a recent conversation, my friend and sometime guest here Maxime St-Hilaire argued that judges should refrain from accusing their colleagues of having overstepped the bounds of the judicial role, or otherwise acted illegitimately ― which they are mostly, although not exclusively, apt to do in dissenting opinions. 1,351 more words

The Justice System

🇪🇬 Anti-Corruption and Economic Reforms in Egypt on the road to prosperity

As news erupt on the major arrest by the Egyptian law enforcement (ordered by the judicial authority and the general prosecutor in Egypt) arresting a highly-ranked state official having millions of Egyptian pounds, US dollars, and Euros held as bribes, the president of Egypt has called today all the government institutions to work “harder and faster” to combat corruption and pave the road to development. 241 more words

Egypt

🇪🇬 ⚖️ Egypt's FM confirms: "Egypt is a country of law-and-order ... and the 30th of June 2013 saw a fully-fledged revolution against the brotherhood"

Egypt’s minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Shoukry, confirmed that Egypt is a country of law-and-order and that the judicial power in Egypt practices full autonomy in its decisions and verdicts. 231 more words

Egypt