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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

05
Feb 2011
Domestic Violence: A Tale of Two Cities

Domestic Violence: A Tale of Two Cities

The birthing pains of judicial recognition of domestic violence are not for the faint of heart. » Continue Reading

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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18
Jan 2013
Canada's Supreme Court, Hot and Cold in Battered Wife Claim

Canada's Supreme Court, Hot and Cold in Battered Wife Claim

Supreme Court of Canada plays chicken but stops prosecution of Nova Scotia woman who tried to hire hitman to take out an allegedly incredibly abusive husband.

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08
Mar 2010

Cyber Crime: Behind The 8-Ball

Cyber crime races like a hare, ahead of the law, as you and me pay the price of a tortoise's pace of legistative and statutory adaptation.

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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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28
Nov 2013
Adultery's Bizarre Ancient Legal Background

Adultery's Bizarre Ancient Legal Background

Back in time, a hearing on the charge of adultery invoked a potpourri of bizarre if not funny principles in the name of the law.

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23
Mar 2014
Disastrous Justice: Keeping the Four Horsemen At Bay

Disastrous Justice: Keeping the Four Horsemen At Bay

The justice system does not fare well on occasion of cataclysmic disaster. When will we learn that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?

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22
Feb 2014
Lawyer Jokes - The Abuse Must End

Lawyer Jokes - The Abuse Must End

Lawyer jokes are no longer … umm, err, hmm … well, actually, all that funny anymore, ask any legal academic. » Continue Reading

09
Aug 2012
The Refoulement of Gay and Lesbian Refugees in Europe

The Refoulement of Gay and Lesbian Refugees in Europe

Lesbian's desperate claim for refugee status in Germany will soon resolve an extant and very inflammatory legal issue.

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