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Feb 2012
Montreal Lawyer Léo-René Maranda, R.I.P. - An Extraordinary Legacy

Montreal Lawyer Léo-René Maranda, R.I.P. - An Extraordinary Legacy

Recently deceased Montreal criminal law defence lawyer Léo-René Maranda, had the most extraordinary lawyer's life story. » Continue Reading

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May 2012
Defamation Double-Jeopardy: Duhaime v Mulcair

Defamation Double-Jeopardy: Duhaime v Mulcair

Even politicians can cross the line and feel the wrath of justice, but as in many defamation cases, the law can only do so much.

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Nov 2011
Texas Judge Caught on Tape Beating His 16-Year Old Daughter: Brings  Corrective Force Debate Into Focus

Texas Judge Caught on Tape Beating His 16-Year Old Daughter: Brings Corrective Force Debate Into Focus

Texas Judge the Hon. William Adams' parenting techniques reopen the debate over corrective force, the use of corporal punishment in the raising of children. » Continue Reading

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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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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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Dec 2011
Dateline December 2011: Saudi Arabia Beheads a "Witch"

Dateline December 2011: Saudi Arabia Beheads a "Witch"

Good morning, folks. In other news, today, on this sunny, pre-Christmassy day, in our glorious Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, authorities beheaded a witch. » Continue Reading

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Oct 2007
Tinderbox Law-Making: Quebec in Transition comme d'habitude

Tinderbox Law-Making: Quebec in Transition comme d'habitude

A snapshot of a day in the life of "Politic-ville" runs the gamut; what would be a crisis in any other province is just another day at the office in Quebec.

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Feb 2011
James Christ: Jerusalem Judge Called to Play God

James Christ: Jerusalem Judge Called to Play God

A Jerusalem judge, armed only with his law books, is being called to judge a Biblical find and literally, play God.

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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

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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