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Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Despite one man’s SCC success little ground gained, says lawyer

Innocent people imprisoned because of the Crown’s failure to disclose exculpatory evidence are likely to be left without state compensation in many cases because the Supreme Court has made it too difficult to obtain Charter damages, a lawyer warns. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Victory at top court doesn’t mean end of turf war over appointments

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Federal and Tax Court judges can be appointed to Quebec’s superior courts, in tandem with a recent Barreau du Québec rule change, may have opened up two new routes for those judges to be promoted to the province’s three seats on the top court. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Bar renews call for safety valve after mandatory minimum ruling

The Supreme Court has reined in Parliament’s ability to impose excessive sentences in a judgment that lawyers say casts constitutional doubt on the government’s proposed ‘life-without-parole’ bill. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Lingering questions after ruling

The Supreme Court’s judgment banning official prayers at a Quebec municipal council’s public meetings has fleshed out the concept of state “religious neutrality” but questions remain, counsel say. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Ruling takes wider view on faith freedom

Lawyers predict the Supreme Court’s rejection of Quebec’s narrow formulation of religious freedom in education will reverberate in other cases, including perhaps Trinity Western University’s litigation to create Canada’s first evangelical Christian law school. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Hunter sees victory for clients as SCC enshrines independence

The Supreme Court has quashed the latest bid to enlist lawyers in Ottawa’s anti-money-laundering regime, ending a 14-year legal battle waged by law societies in the name of defending solicitor-client privilege and the independence of the bar. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

More litigation seen on horizon following assisted suicide ruling

The Supreme Court’s dramatic judgment striking down the blanket ban on assisted suicide leaves thorny issues for legislatures and courts, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

SCC clarifies merger review requirements

The Supreme Court’s rejuvenation of the efficiencies defence to the prohibition against anti-competitive mergers could spur the Competition Bureau to compel more detailed information from industry rivals who want to merge, lawyers predict. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Mounties get a labour front win, lawyer says her clients ‘thrilled’

The Supreme Court has fleshed out the scope of the Charter’s protection of meaningful collective bargaining, underscoring the importance of “choice and independence” in addressing the power imbalance between workers and management. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Supreme Court to hear case on eligibility issue

The Supreme Court of Canada will determine whether Justice Robert Mainville and other judges of the Federal, Tax and Quebec provincial courts are constitutionally eligible for appointment to Quebec’s superior trial and appellate courts. ... [read more]