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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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Mar 2013
A Supreme Court of Canada With a View

A Supreme Court of Canada With a View

The gorgeous Supreme Court of Canada building in Ottawa plods through long, eyesore construction work.

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May 2013
Ferry Sinks - Acting Captain Convicted for Criminal Negligence

Ferry Sinks - Acting Captain Convicted for Criminal Negligence

Circa 2013, the captain of a ferry is convicted for criminal negligence causing death. Not in the third world. In Canada.

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Jul 2008

Banning the Use of Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving

What is with banning hand-held cell phone use while driving that's so difficult for law-makers? Maybe this will help: The Emperor has no clothes! The Emperor has no clothes!

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13
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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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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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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Apr 2012
The Great Canadian Marijuana Debate Goes On and On and ....

The Great Canadian Marijuana Debate Goes On and On and ....

The made-in-Canada debate over legalizing marijuana is stoked by political promises and judicial decisions. » Continue Reading

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Jun 2014
Access to Justice Culture Shift on Costs Starts in Québec

Access to Justice Culture Shift on Costs Starts in Québec

First off the mark, as it often is, and in the name of acess to justice, Quebec introduces a novel approach to costs: eliminate them.

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12
Dec 2009
Corri Fetman, Love Lawyer

Corri Fetman, Love Lawyer

In an unusual if not controversial marketing gimmick, Chicago family law attorney Corri Fetman bares it all.

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