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Opinion: In Canada, the rule of law is giving way to the

The rule of law is being replaced by the rule of will. But then the rule of law is one of those unwritten conventions, isn’t it? In the end it’s only a convention that we obey the law.

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Justice Dept. will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas

(6 days ago) 1 day ago · The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since …

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Supreme Court orders new trial in test of self-defence law

(6 days ago) 2 days ago · The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a rural resident who shot dead an Indigenous intruder in his driveway, in the first test of a 2013 federal law on self-defence. The law

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Globe editorial: Bill 96 isn’t even law yet, and it’s

(9 days ago) Bill 96 isn’t even law yet, and it’s already working exactly as François Legault planned The Editorial Board Published October 7, 2021 Updated October 7, 2021

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California law mandates gender-neutral areas in large

(Just Now) The law only applies to toys and “childcare items,” which include hygiene and teething products. And it only applies to stores with at least 500 employees, meaning …

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California law to soon ban gas-powered lawn mowers in bid

(1 days ago) The law, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Marc Berman, is part of an aggressive strategy to reduce pollution in the nation’s most populous state. California is the only state with the

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Why the LLB and not the JD

(4 days ago) Canadian law schools need to take a step forward with the LLB and not a step backward by embracing the JD degree. The JD law degree was developed in the U.S. to respond to a …

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At Bay Street’s top law firms, pay and power gaps are well

(3 days ago) At Bay Street’s top law firms, pay and power gaps are well-kept secrets – but women are struggling toward equity. Female lawyers tend to make less than men because they aren’t reaching the

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I want to be a law clerk what will my salary be

(9 days ago) Law clerks, by contrast, are unregulated, unable to represent clients in court, and typically work in tandem with licensed legal professionals. Story continues below advertisement

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‘It’s like walking around with a loaded gun’: Supreme

(5 days ago) And whether the text of the federal law was clear on the issue of foreseeability, or whether the judges would be required in effect to rewrite the law to make it work with the Charter of Rights.

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U.S. appeals court rules to keep Texas abortion ban in

(6 days ago) 1 day ago · The U.S. Fifth Court of Appeal said the law could stay in effect pending “expedited” further proceedings in the high profile legal challenge. The Texas abortion law, which took effect on Sept

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The law, surveillance and employee privacy

(Just Now) Natalie MacDonald and Stuart Rudner are co-founders of the employment law firm Rudner MacDonald LLP. Ms. MacDonald is the author of Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law. Mr.

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Growing number of lawyers opt out of Big Law game

(4 days ago) In Ontario, the number of law firms with 25 or fewer lawyers or paralegals climbed to 2,783 at the end of 2018, up 9 per cent from 2015, when there were 2,545. “There’s a …

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Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most

(9 days ago) The law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once cardiac activity is detected, which is usually around six weeks, before some women even know they are pregnant.

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U.S appeals court lets Texas temporarily resume abortion law

(3 days ago) The new law threatens Texas abortion providers with lawsuits from private citizens, who are entitled to collect at least $10,000 in damages if successful. That novel approach to enforcement is …

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What the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Texas law means

(3 days ago) The United States Supreme Court refused this week to block a Texas law expected to shut down more than 85 per cent of legal abortions in that state. The decision highlights a law

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What alcohol prohibition can teach us about the

(3 days ago) This law set an end date to one year after hostilities ended. Immediately after November, 1919, Quebec legalized the sale of beer, cider and light wines, retaining a prohibition on spirits until 1921.

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Supreme Court upholds Ontario law that cut Toronto city

(4 days ago) The Supreme Court of Canada says it cannot use unwritten constitutional principles such as “democracy” to strike down an Ontario law that reduced the size of Toronto council in the middle of

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A war on women is just beginning with Texas’s abortion law

(6 days ago) Demonstrators protest against the new state law creating an almost complete ban on abortions in Texas, outside the State Capitol in Austin, Sept. 1, 2021.

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Opinion: When it comes to blockades, the rule of law is

(6 days ago) The rule of law does not consist only in legal texts or the courts and police that apply it. It is as much made up of the willingness of members of the public to abide by it

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University of Victoria to launch first-of-its-kind

(3 days ago) By Sean Fine · Mar 21, 2018 · 9 mins to read

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Opinion: Stop using the ‘rule of law’ as a weapon against

(4 days ago) By Corey Shefman · Feb 19, 2020 · 6 mins to read

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White House asks judge to halt strict Texas abortion law

(6 days ago) The Texas law bans abortions starting at six weeks of pregnancy, a point when many women may not realize they are pregnant. About 85% to 90% of abortions are performed after six weeks.

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Yes, law schools must be political

(2 days ago) Lisa Kelly and Lisa Kerr are assistant professors at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law. What is a law school for? The acquittals of the accused in …

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My law career lasted two years

(3 days ago) Four years of business school, three years of law school, two years of practice and retired at 26. From my class of roughly 100 associates, I was among the first to leave the firm and may be the

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Abortions resume in some Texas clinics after judge halts law

(9 days ago) Abortions quickly resumed in at least six Texas clinics on Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but other physicians remained hesitant, afraid the

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Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

(6 days ago) Texas Gov Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 1, also known as the election integrity bill, into law in Tyler, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2021. LM Otero/The Associated Press

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Quebec court upholds law banning religious dress, with

(6 days ago)Law 21 steps more than minimally on the freedom to show or to practise religious beliefs,” the judge wrote. “This use of the prerogative seems to …

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Law & Order has been an important cultural touchstone for

(8 days ago) Law & Order may not be the kind of show that's critically acclaimed (at best it's a guilty pleasure, at worst it's just trashy TV) but it's undeniable that it's been an important cultural

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What is the new crosswalk law in Ontario and what’s the

(8 days ago) The law, which came into effect this month, says that drivers and cyclists have to stop and wait until pedestrians have completely crossed at pedestrian crossovers – or, at normal crosswalks, if

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Nasty legal letter

(2 days ago) The law is too uncertain. The facts are in dispute. The principal of the plaintiff is a bad witness. And it might take months if not years to get a trial date.

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Ukrainian parliament passes law on oligarchs after

(1 days ago) The law provides a definition for an oligarch and gives a body headed by the president, the National Security and Defence Council, the power to determine who meets the criteria.

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New Hong Kong security law allows Beijing to go after

(3 days ago) The law formally leaves untouched the contract law that has underpinned Hong Kong’s rise as a centre for commerce and finance. It includes specific references to protection of rights to

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The hard lessons I learned when my Korean mother-in-law

(3 days ago) With each new chore I attempted or neglected, my mother-in-law carefully laid out my mistakes and their potential consequences as if she were talking to a small child or a full-size idiot. The

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Salesforce to help workers leave Texas over abortion laws

(4 days ago) The Texas law passed the Republican-controlled state Legislature and was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May but didn’t go into effect until this month. It …

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Divided U.S. Supreme Court leaves Texas abortion law in

(5 days ago) The law is part of a broader push by Republicans nationwide to impose new restrictions on abortion. At least 12 other states have enacted bans early …

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I don't like my daughter-in-law. What can I do

(1 days ago) A request that your daughter-in-law pick you up a hat is not on par with, say, expressing a need for a kidney. It's more than likely she assumed, the …

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BMO clients launch lawsuit alleging millions lost from

(9 days ago) The two cases were filed last month and also name BMO Nesbitt Burns, alleging a lack of compliance oversight by the firm, and Mr. Liu’s daughter Cherry Liu, an …

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Employment lawyers warn companies about legal risks in

(4 days ago) The law does not actually permit short-term layoffs in many cases and employers could face lawsuits seeking severance payments

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Canada's new prostitution laws: Everything you need to

(Just Now) The Supreme Court struck down Canada’s existing laws last December – namely, a ban on keeping or being in a “bawdy house,” or brothel; a ban on “living on the avails of prostitution

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Lawsuits against doctor to test constitutionality of Texas

(4 days ago) The law leaves enforcement of the ban to citizens, rewarding them at least $10,000 if they successfully sue anyone who helped provide such an abortion and paying their court costs.

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European Parliament green lights climate ‘law of laws

(9 days ago) The climate law will guide EU regulations in the coming decades. First up is a sweeping package of policies, which the European Commission will …

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Largest law firms stay the course with summer programs

(1 days ago) Law societies are moving bar exams online and in some cases, shortening the required articling term to allow new lawyers to be called to the bar as …

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Opinion: The real winner out of Meng Wanzhou’s hearing

(3 days ago) Times Wang is a lawyer from Montreal living in the United States. Ti-Anna Wang is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Law who will be called to the Ontario Bar this month.

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Legal expert says threat of Hong Kong’s new security law

(5 days ago) The law “talks about, for example, legal documents issued by the prosecuting authorities on the mainland to make mandatory measures,” he said. But if a search warrant or detention order is

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My son’s wife has isolated him from our family. What do I

(1 days ago) We have two other adult children and daughters-in-law and no difficulty there. Over the past 10 years, Jasmine has gradually isolated our son from us …

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