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Entries for 2011

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08
Nov 2011
Christine Tourigny,Vous Nous Manquez

Christine Tourigny,Vous Nous Manquez

Marking 25 years of call to the Bar, it is not the prime ministers who are remembered but Madame, Votre Seigneurie, Christine Tourigny.

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11
Aug 2011
London Riots and the Criminal Mind

London Riots and the Criminal Mind

As London rioters are arrested and appear before judges, it would be an awkward moment if they recognize each other. » Continue Reading

27
Mar 2011

Rule of Law Attacked ... By Our Own!

When someone compromises the rule of law, we all need to stand, take notice and object. » Continue Reading

09
Jul 2011
Earthquake Law: Christchurch, New Zealand's Shake Chaos

Earthquake Law: Christchurch, New Zealand's Shake Chaos

An act of God shakes Christchurch and her justice system all to Hell and back. » Continue Reading

29
Jul 2011
Happier Than a Tick on a Fat Dog, Busier Than a One-Legged Cat in a Sandbox

Happier Than a Tick on a Fat Dog, Busier Than a One-Legged Cat in a Sandbox

One-legged cat, topless bar, porcupines .. Justice Martin Sheehan of Kentucky issues a judicial opinion that has it all.

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20
Aug 2011
Cannibalism on the High Seas: the Common Law's Perfect Storm

Cannibalism on the High Seas: the Common Law's Perfect Storm

There are tragic facts. And then there's the facts in R. v. Dudley. Murder and cannibalism in necessity were acquainted with the common law.

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16
Feb 2011
Capacity: The Incredible Likeness of Being

Capacity: The Incredible Likeness of Being

Capacity, once such an easy, simple concept, has exploded into an octopus of shouldnts, wouldnts, couldnts as an aging population will not be muzzled and demands to have their voice heard until the last drop of sanity.

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19
Nov 2011
Law-Makers and Mental Disorders: Rick Perry Take Solace

Law-Makers and Mental Disorders: Rick Perry Take Solace

American Republican candidate Rick Perry's jaw-dropping affliction of amnesia on national television had better end his presidential dreams. He joins a long list of wannabe law-makers undone by mental phenomena. » Continue Reading

22
Sep 2011
To Kill A Judge: The Worst of Crimes

To Kill A Judge: The Worst of Crimes

To kill a judge is the worst of crimes. And yet there is judicial blood within the pages of legal history, and some of it recently spilled. » Continue Reading

02
Oct 2011
"Kill Me", The Victim Said.

"Kill Me", The Victim Said.

Current euthanasia debates bring to recall long, lost criminal law cases where, were it not for common sense and the basic intelligence of jurors, the novel defence of "he asked me to kill him" may yet have some legacy of success in Court. » Continue Reading

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