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19
Nov 2008

Legal Advice to Mark Cuban: Ferme Ta Geule.

Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, like any client that talks to the press, helps himself hurt himself.

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18
Sep 2013
Justice Gustin Reichbach - A Fighter Until His Clock Ran Out

Justice Gustin Reichbach - A Fighter Until His Clock Ran Out

When Mr. Justice Gustin Reichbach of the New York Supreme Court got a whiff of legal idiocy, he would go nose to nose with the law if need be, and fight even until his clock ran out.

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18
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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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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12
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

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

03
Jan 2012
Vancouver Riots: New Life to Old Law

Vancouver Riots: New Life to Old Law

The criminal trials now pending in regards to the June 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riots, will combine some very, very old law with brand-spanking new. » 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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08
Jul 2008
Politically-Correct Is Dead! Long Live The Truth!

Politically-Correct Is Dead! Long Live The Truth!

We speaketh prematurely but the lovely knoll of ditching political correctness- sweeter sounding still as it rings from the home of the common law - has been heard and struck a beacon of light upon the shadow of law which naively wants to be all things to all cultures.

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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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