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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014:  Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming  Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today Dershowitz: Gov. Perry’s indictment is an example of ‘criminalization of party differences’ Judge OKs retaliation suit by Pennsylvania ex-police chief demoted after reporting cop’s sex abuse photos  A Criminal Mind: Do harms of criminalization outweigh the benefits?  Iowa GOP rep. arrested for having sex with incapacitated wife after judge told him not to  Arizona executioners sometimes improvise, lawsuits say ‘Ample evidence’ to (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, August 18, 2014: Canadian doctors’ groups refuse to take part in federal government’s ‘political’ anti-drug campaign  Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times CA man sues doctor for diagnosing his ‘homosexual behavior’ as ‘chronic condition’ CBA calls for total overhaul of professional regulation Whitey Bulger’s attorneys appeal his conviction  Mom faces disorderly conduct charge for dropping F-bomb while shopping with kids   Judge allows lawsuits against movie theater owner in Aurora, Colorado massacre  Iranian-connected house in Toronto at centre of international showdown | Toronto Star   (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, August 18, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 15, 2014: The laws do not protect lies; Toronto police chief accepts apology from Doug Ford ‘I wish I could live here’: Reserve removes those who marry non-Mohawks Ethics charges reveal new details in case of judge who punched public defender Canada’s chief justice wants to move on from feud with Stephen Harper  Slaw Founder Simon Fodden Wins 2014 CBA President’s Award Ex-Tory staffer Sona found guilty of election fraud; ‘did not likely act alone’  Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name Court of Appeal rules (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, August 14, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, August 14, 2014: Ferguson riots and the military-like police response – World – CBC News The View From Up North: How Much Do Canadian Law Partners Earn? Police Chief Bill Blair rejects Doug Ford’s apology  Doug Ford offers public apology to Chief Blair  Small town sues all 61 voters over election issues, asks judge to order defendants into court Toronto couple, accused of a $7 million fraud, sought by RCMP Why Curriculum Changes Won’t Save Law Schools U.S. pilot pleads guilty in Calgary to smuggling loaded (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesay, August 13, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Justin Bieber’s Toronto assault case adjourned to September – Toronto Sun  California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law  : Times Argus Online Judge is accused of ‘extreme and personal’ hostility toward lawyer Bieber no-show in Toronto court on assault charge – Sun News Network  Canadians spending more on taxes than food, shelter and clothing combined, says report Restriction on judicial quotes in lawyer ads violates First Amendment, 3rd Circuit rules ‘Prince of pot’ Marc Emery returns to Canada Judge Judy settles suit with Hartford (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesay, August 13, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Trial went on despite defense lawyer’s late return from lunch; 11th Circuit overturns conviction Foreign-aid charities join forces to challenge Revenue Canada audits, rules  Why Should Depression Disqualify You From Practicing Law? Justin Bieber assault case adjourned to Sept. 8 in Toronto Reagan appointee sides with Wiccans: NM town must remove Ten Commandments monument Federal Judge Arrested On Domestic Abuse Charges In Atlanta. Guess Who? Mystery woman with no fingerprints is a disbarred lawyer, police say  Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts asks lawyers (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Monday, August 11, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, August 11, 2014: Should Law Schools have to Require LSAT Scores? Legal hurdles for same-sex couples persist despite SCOTUS marriage decisions, say panelists Marc Emery, B.C.’s prince of pot returns to Canada Aug. 12 Ontario prison inmates take federal government to court over pay cuts Harper government steers for a deliberate collision with the courts Oscar Pistorius: Closing Arguments End, Ruling 9/11  Why can’t Star interview Omar Khadr?: Public Editor Should Canadian employers ban after work emails? States with stand-your-ground laws have seen an (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Monday, August 11, 2014

Joe Fantauzzi: Why I Stopped Calling Myself A Progressive

Progress can mean a lot of things. The achievement by marginalized people of social citizenship. Collective movement toward big goals that make life better on a societal scale. State intervention with the aim of lessening the burden caused by the market. Smoke from an oil field and tailing ponds as the economy chugs along. Progressivism is typically identified […]

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 8, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 8, 2014: Solo is censured for failing to detect paralegal’s participation in mortgage fraud scheme  G20 class-action lawsuit to move ahead, Ontario court rules Follow me all you want, but ‘you’re never going to catch me at a liquor store,’ Rob Ford tells reporters Snowden gets 3-year residency permit, is on track for Russian citizenship NCAA votes to allow colleges in rich ‘Power 5′ conferences to play their own game Lawyers offer tips on how to adapt to the ongoing disruption in the legal market  (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 8, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, August 7, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, August 7, 2014: Closing arguments in Oscar Pistorius murder trial begin Missouri inmate executed after Supreme Court denies stay Connecticut lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women Access to Justice Fatigue Tycoon can sue Google over defamatory autocomplete suggestions, court says Insurance company pays $21K settlement in loose change Woman who says she was attacked in court by sheriff’s deputy settles civil rights lawsuit for $90K  The Totally Unsurprising Apple-Samsung Patent Truce Police to be called in to investigate Brampton council spending  Alberta Premier Dave Hancock (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Here are the leading legal headliens from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 6, 2014: US legal sector losses 200 jobs in July Female players say fake soccer turf violates Charter, threaten legal action – The Globe and Mail New York hotel tries to fine guests $500 for bad reviews. Is that even legal?  Ontario Ministry of Labour faces negligent inspection suits Utah’s Republican attorney general asks US Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage case  Facebook Messenger app sparks privacy concerns – Toronto Star Alabama federal judge: Abortion, like right to bear arms, entitled to constitutional protection  Severance (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter mfor Tuesday, August 5, 2014: Pot & Child Custody The Queen loses discrimination case against pro bono group Florida same-sex marriage ban struck down in third case LinkedIn settles with feds, agrees to pay nearly $6M in FLSA ‘off the clock’ and overtime case Funeral homes sues family of teen killed at Caribbean Carnival parade | Toronto Star Judge rules Alabama anti-abortion law an ‘undue burden’ and unconstitutional Canadian Lawyer’s 2014 Top 25 Most Influential Police record checks under scrutiny in Ontario – CBC.ca  The New York Times (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Canadian Progressive: On Twitter, Stephen Harper Doesn’t Follow Benjamin Netanyahu

Stephen Harper is Israel’s most unequivocal cheerleader. And yet, he doesn’t follow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter.

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Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Broke Up With Homer Simpson

Well they always were a weird couple, Stephen Harper and Homer Simpson.Sharing a strange space together on Lord Harp's sinister Twitter feed. Wading through the people Prime Minister Stephen Harper follows on his Twitter account is like going through a laundry list of Conservative members of Parliament. All the familiar faces are there: Employment Minister Jason Kenney, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq. And then there's Springfield resident Homer J. Simpson.It just didn't make sense.Read more »

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 1, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, August 1, 2014:  A shout-out to our good friend, John S., now of Wise Law’s growing Cobourg contingent. May your gardens always be green. Great seeing you. Creator of Mr. Big tactic disappointed in Supreme Court decision Big Political Money Now Floods US Judges’ Races, Too Son walks to park; mom arrested Ontario Court of Appeal: Man jailed for 31 years before conviction thrown out, can sue police, Crown Make all complaints about Ontario doctors public: trial lawyers Lawyer sues over bad Yelp review, says author (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, August 1, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, July 31, 2014: Second charge against Toronto cop in Sammy Yatim shooting – Toronto Star Rob Ford campaign video may have violated rules PM’s former counsel won’t face BC Law Society probe over role in Mike Duffy payment Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuses House Votes to Sue Obama for Overstepping Powers 1 Seattle cop has issued 80% of city’s marijuana tickets this year Supreme Court to rule on confessions from Mr. Big police stings – Macleans.ca Marc Emery, B.C. (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Connecticut Prison Nightmare Footage shows Iowa sheriff’s deputies Tasing man at least 15 times before he died  Explicit Language Needed For Fixed-Term Employment Contracts  Toronto-born lawyer killed in Florida working on kidnap conspiracy case: report – CityNews Clearer ‘revenge porn’ laws urged Finding their niche: Young lawyers bite into the dental market Ontario Court Agrees to Backdate Claim That Was Issued Outside Limitation Period SlawTips Tuesday Florida law office manager accused of stealing over $100K in client payments  (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 29, 2014: Kansas City lawyer’s blog posts could be an issue in judicial confirmation bid Ontario Superior Court Master Richard Peterson mourned  Online offer of beer to egg Rob Ford results in criminal charge Toward a Modernised and More Accessible Justice: Technological Courtroom Management Tweeting from courtroom impresses Nova Scotia top judge News of DNA exoneration stuns ex-inmate who didn’t request test Global law group accuses Harper of encroaching on judicial independence Court rules against atheist group: September 11 museum can display Ground Zero cross Antonin (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014 from Wise Law on Twitter: Suit Seeks to Establish Right to Record New York Police Officers Conservatives amending bill to outlaw prostitution near daycares, schools and playgrounds Court of Appeal endorses use of hybrid trials – Lexology (registration)  Prostitution bill critics treated as hostile witnesses at committee Oshawa restaurant owners charged with voyeurism after hidden camera found in staff washroom NY Judge will review undercover video in UPL case against Legal Docs by Me  Federal appeals court upholds university’s consideration of race in admissions  WikiLeaks founder Assange detention (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, July 16, 2014: The Laws of 2014 FIFA World Cup – Slaw Google+ apologizes and rescinds real-name requirement for users Judge urged to preserve accounts of residential school survivors – CTV News Barrie Convicted Ex-Mayor Ray Nagin Files Appeal John Wayne’s Heirs Are Suing Duke University for the Right to Make ‘Duke’ Bourbon Aboriginal title’s true meaning: billable hours  Michael Geist’s defense of Canada’s indefensible anti-spam law CASL – Rachel Spence, Law Clerk Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Here are the leading legal headines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, July 15, 2014: High-level female Yahoo executive sued by subordinate for sexual harassment and wrongful termination Mistaken ‘reply all’ email leads to suspension without pay for Atlanta prosecutor  Distracted driving No. 1 safety concern on roads, CAA Manitoba says First Nations launch 9 constitutional challenges on Northern Gateway pipeline Sidebar: Roberts’s Incremental Approach Frustrates Supreme Court Allies Lawyer sued by Judge Judy over TV ads says stations urged him to participate Who Is To Blame For Declining LSAT Applications?   Omar Khadr’s war-crimes convictions stand despite legal (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Monday, July 14, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, July 14, 2014: Girl, 14, raped on Indian village council orders in revenge for brother’s crime, police say Mayor Rob Ford snub of World Pride defended  Google launches advisory council on ‘right to be forgotten’ Pot is legal and sky hasn’t fallen Should a pregnant drug addict be charged with assault? DealBook: How a Raid in Benghazi Helped Shape Citigroup’s $7 Billion Settlement Michael Thompson fights to vote on Chief Bill Blair’s future | LEVY | Toronto  Revisiting Aboriginal Title Part III: SCC Clarification in Tsilhqot’in Nation (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Monday, July 14, 2014

Joe Fantauzzi: Good Reading: Kwe Today On Sex Workers As Persons

In the context of ongoing debate over Bill C36, the so-called Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, @Kwetoday has crafted a powerful personal post urging an understanding that sex workers exist in many more dimensions than merely their occupation: they are family and friends ─ and that’s very important. Here is the link: We Are Persons Too. […]

Joe Fantauzzi: Good Reading: Kwe Today On Sex Workers As Persons

In the context of ongoing debate over Bill C36, the so-called Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, @Kwetoday has crafted a powerful personal post urging an understanding that sex workers exist in many more dimensions than merely their occupation: they are family and friends ─ and that’s very important. Here is the link: We Are Persons Too. […]

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, July 11, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, July 11, 2014: Toronto man faces charges after police say teen forced into sex trade Challenging a Few Myths About Legal Marketing  Toronto doctor cleared after politically-motivated complaint over Orthodox Jewish circumcision practice California lawyer says someone hijacked her bar number for rogue filing in high-profile federal case First person to legally purchase pot in WA fired after being seen on local news buying it  My Post this week @SlawTips: Your Wireless Dead-Spots Can Actually Get a Life MPs hear final witnesses as review of (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for Friday, July 11, 2014