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A Judge Unbound

The Prime Minister has at last named his choice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the retirement of Justice Thomas Cromwell. It is Justice Malcolm Rowe, now at the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal. 955 more words

Supreme Court Of Canada

Why Do the Write Thing?

Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, both of them former legal academics and current barristers, Sir Geoffrey having also served as Attorney-General and Prime Minister in between, are about to… 1,844 more words

Constitutional Theory

Joni Mitchell Makes Her First Public Appearance Since Last Year

Joni Mitchell has made her first public appearance since being hospitalized in 2015.

Related: UPDATE: Joni Mitchell’s Attorney Says The Singer’s Health Has Improved

The Canadian singer-songwriter was photographed attending a Chick Corea concert at Los Angeles’s Catalina Bar & Grill on Saturday night, which was posted to her official Facebook page the following morning with the caption: “She’s back!” 64 more words


Someone's Got to Do It

Was the Supreme Court right to change the law on the right to a speedy trial?

In my last post, I summarized the Supreme Court’s decision in  2,117 more words

Constitutional Law

A Voice of Moderation?

Thoughts on the Chief Justice’s Speech on “Democracy and the Judiciary”

Her court might not be very busy ― it had decided only 19 cases this year through May 31, the lowest number this century ― but Chief Justice McLachlin certainly is. 1,894 more words

Constitutional Law

The Round-Up: NI Change in Abortion Laws, and the Lord's Prayer Ban

Laura Profumo considers the latest human rights headlines.

In the News

The High Court in Belfast today ruled that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. 1,236 more words


TTIP, Property Rights and Investor State Dispute Settlement (Part 1)

Recently increasing attention has been paid to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement  (CETA), two trade trade agreements between the EU and, respectively, the USA and Canada. 1,314 more words