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What Judges Don’t Understand About Transportation

There are no crystal balls, yet some judges expect planners and policymakers to predict the future anyway.

It’s tough to make predictions, Yogi Berra warned us. 84 more words

Governing Magazine

Still Not a Conservative

Back in January, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba gave a very interesting keynote address at the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Law and Freedom conference. 977 more words

Constitutional Law

Dreaming of Dialogue

Canadians have long been used to the idea that, as the Supreme Court put it in Re Manitoba Language Rights, 1 SCR 721, “[t]he judiciary is the institution charged with the duty of ensuring that the government complies with the Constitution.” (745) In New Zealand, things are very different of course, because the constitution is not entrenched. 1,923 more words

Constitutional Law

5 high-grossing page-to-screen adaptations

Book-to-movie adaptations are commonplace in Hollywood as studios turn to popular titles with built-in audiences when deciding which projects to greenlight. The desired end goal, of course, is to have a franchise like  104 more words


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. 2,438 more words

Constitutional Law