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27
May 2008

Police: Would That Be Cowardice or Stupidity?

British Columbia experiences two shining examples of police inaction - either cowardice or stupidity - in less than nine months.

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01
Jun 2011
A Common Law Tragedy: Life, Death and Siamese Twins Rosie and Gracie Attard

A Common Law Tragedy: Life, Death and Siamese Twins Rosie and Gracie Attard

In Manchester, England, the separation of Siamese twins wrenched the body of the common law open.

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28
Jun 2007

The Devil Made Him Do It

Scott Panetti's cries of insanity found an ear in the USA Supreme Court, and using an old refrain in the legal songbook.

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10
May 2010

Iraq Steals, Kuwait Still Suffers

Iraq continues to evade the arm of the law for its plunder of Kuwait in 1990.

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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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17
Jun 2012
Active Euthanasia, Suicide - This Time, The Law Does Not Blink

Active Euthanasia, Suicide - This Time, The Law Does Not Blink

The British Columbia Supreme Court did not blink when a controversial active euthanaisia case was brought into Court, in spite of wagon-loads of barbarous treatment of suicide in the pages of legal history.

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May 2012

04
Sep 2007
The Battle of Edington - Passion Over Reason

The Battle of Edington - Passion Over Reason

Jonathan Edington, attorney, spited his compass, lost his bearings and killed a man, leaving a whole profession disheartened.

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06
Nov 2007
Requiem For A Death Penalty - MacJustice

Requiem For A Death Penalty - MacJustice

Still no "eureka" moment on how to deal with killers.

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14
Jul 2007

Crime Prevention: Get with the Program! What Program?

Canada annual release of crime rates statistics ignore the lack of a real, effective national crime prevention agency.

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