Considering how Canadian courts have become more protective of gay rights in recent years, I'm really not surprised by this decision: Societies governing the legal profession have the right to deny accreditation to a proposed law school at a Christian university in British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. In a pair of … Continue reading What next for TWU law school?
The Alberta couple who let their going son die a horrible death from meningitis have had their convictions overturned by the Supreme Court of Canada: The Supreme Court of Canada overturned the 2016 conviction on Tuesday after about one hour of arguments from the Crown and counsel for David Stephan and his wife, Collet, found … Continue reading When good rulings happen to bad people
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Criminal Code provisions making assisted suicide illegal: In a charter precedent that will go down in the history books as Carter vs. Canada, the court unanimously struck down the ban on providing a doctor-assisted death to mentally competent but suffering and "irremediable" patients. The emphatic, unanimous ruling prompted … Continue reading The Carter ruling is correct, though I don’t agree with it
Supreme Court says this poor sod loses a $27-million jackpot because thermal printers are kinda slow. http://t.co/Ta1ZLQVl7o — Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) January 29, 2015 I feel awful for this poor guy, but if the convenience store clerk was telling the truth - that he warned him that his second ticket was for the following week's … Continue reading The unluckiest man in Quebec
The country's highest court has ruled that if your partner consents to sexual intercourse with protection, and then you tamper with the condom in some way, you are guilty of sexual assault: The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by a Nova Scotia man who was convicted of sexual assault for poking holes … Continue reading The story of a little prick
It's dangerous, you could get jail time, and it could cost you your vehicle, too: The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned a lower court ruling and allowed the Crown to seize a vehicle belonging to a repeat drunk driver. In a 7-0 decision today, the justices ruled that the judge in the Quebec case … Continue reading Another reason not to drink and drive