Month: May 2014

Federal Court Justices on SCC Short List

Odds were fairly high that had Justice Nadon not been the federal government’s chosen appointee for the Quebec SCC seat, another Federal Court Justice from Quebec, sitting in Ottawa, would have been. The Globe and Mail obtained the short list that led to that appointment. This fact, notwithstanding the legal risk involved, may well have

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Announcing the Lexpert DealsWire

Lexpert is pleased to announce the launch of the bi-weekly DealsWire email. We intend this electronic publication to be both an expansion of our existing Lexpert Magazine Big Deals coverage on “Closed Deals” and a new foray into the area of “Announced Deals.” Every two weeks, the DealsWire will bring together M&A coverage from Lexpert, The

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American College of Trial Lawyers supports Chief Justice McLachlin

In a press release published yesterday on the American College of Trial Lawyers website, its President, Robert Byman, “expressed the College’s full and unqualified support for the Chief Justice of Canada, The Honourable Beverley McLachlin. ‘We are deeply concerned about what we believe to be unjustified criticism of Chief Justice McLachlin relating to steps she

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Sujit Choudhry becomes Berkeley Law Dean

Constitutional law expert Sujit Choudhry has been named dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Choudhry, the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions, will begin a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014. Previous to his NYU role, he

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The Chief Justice and the Prime Minister

In a Globe and Mail article this morning, Justice Reporter Sean Fine wrote, “The Prime Minister’s Office publicly asserted that the Chief Justice attempted to contact Mr. Harper about a court case, and said that he refused to take her phone call when Justice Minister Peter MacKay told him it would be ‘inappropriate’.” See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-alleges-supreme-court-chief-justice-broke-key-rule-with-phone-call/article18382971/

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