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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Uber facing a gamut of legal challenges Christian law school fights B.C. law society’s refusal to call grads to the bar – Hamilton Spectator High Roller’s attempt to avoid $11.1m casino debt spoiled by Canadian Court Judge: Current execution drugs may break Mississippi law Court Rules Clerk Must Issue Licenses for Same-Sex Marriages Supreme Court of Canada to decide fate of US$9.5B pollution judgment against . Former TV judge goes to jail: Contempt term went from 1 day to 5 days as Joe Brown kept talking (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of August 31, 2015

Alberta Politics: ‘Event logisticians’? Give us a break! They’re bouncers! What’s that tell you about the Tories?

PHOTOS: Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets a group of foreign event logistics consultants while travelling abroad (Government of Canada photo). Below: Pierre Trudeau does suppressed fury the right way; Mr. Harper does it with considerably less appeal. Clearly, the continuing uproar about Stephen Harper’s “event logistics team members” tells us something fundamental about the increasingly […]

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Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

CBC sued for using YouTube video without permission Class action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deaf Nevada sheriff promises crackdown on Burning Man crime Lawyer plans charter challenge to Nova Scotia’s anti-cyberbullying law Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto sues man for $50M over similar website, alleged intimidation Google ordered to remove ‘right to be forgotten’ stories after ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling Women get the vote in Saudi Arabia Michael Jordan Awarded $8.9 Million for Store’s Use of His Name Ontario urged to bring (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of August 24, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Class action lawsuit alleges abuse at Ontario schools for deaf How Netflix subscribers may be unwitting tax evaders ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape LawyerLocate becomes Google’s first Canadian legal industry partner Nigel Wright leads courtroom through the Mike Duffy scenario inside PMO Pan Am Games manager sues former Ontario premier for sexual harassment Ontario leads cross-Canada panel on doctor-assisted dying Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin challenges profession to embrace innovation as CBA conference begins NHLPA Grieves L.A. Kings Termination of Mike Richards Deal. So What Now? (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Strengthening Your Team (via @Sandra_Bekhor) An Old Songbook Could Put ‘Happy Birthday’ in the Public Domain Health Canada’s latest nutritional label reforms leave sour note with food experts Ontario judge denies successful litigant costs because of ‘uncivil’ trial tactics | Financial Post Former Conservative staffer ordered to pay rights lawyer $10,000 for defamation | Ottawa Citizen Accountability needed: Why Justice Russell Brown to the top court? – The Globe and Mail Law Society Tribunal moving Sept. 4 Littler Mendelson lands in Canada with new office in (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

The Canadian Progressive: #HarperBlamesAlbertans: Canadians thrash Harper for dissing Alberta Premier Notley, Albertans

Stephen Harper insulted Albertans for electing Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP, ending 44 straight years of one party Progressive Conservative rule in the oil-rich province. Canadians hit back using the Twitter hastag #HarperBlamesAlbertans.

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Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: US Federal Judge orders NHL to turn over injury and concussion data Crime rate not main reason US prison population exploded: It was sentencing policy Abortion pill RU-486 approved in Canada Glare of Video Is Shifting Public’s View of Police Supreme Court of Canada to decide Friday if ‘adviser penalties’ are penal or administrative Shrinking number of U.S. law graduates boosts employment rate for class of 2014 Long-term expats turning to Supreme Court over voting ban amid strong support – CTV News Woman alleges discrimination by U. (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful Cosby seeks court sanctions against Canadian accuser over deposition leak Bill Cosby Team Begins Public Defense Campaign Cosby loses bid to block lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing girl, 15, in 1974 Traffic stops: what should you do when police pull you over? – World – CBC News E-sports league starts testing pro video gamers for drugs Former MPP gives up law licence after admitting to misconduct WWE drops Hulk Hogan amid reports (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Windows 10 Signifies Microsoft’s Shift in Strategy SCC to Rule on Dismissal Without Cause Regime Under the Canada Labour Code. 72 charges filed against Toronto UberX drivers as city moves towards regulation Women underrepresented in lead trial lawyer positions, ABA study reports Christie Blatchford: Ruling in Twitter harassment trial could have enormous fallout for free speech Ezra Levant’s ‘crazy town’ newspaper column leads to law society hearing Court rejects CRA’s ‘astonishing’ attempt to tax uncollectable Ponzi scheme debt Dismissal without Cause under the Canada Labour Code heads to (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Alberta Politics: MP Wai Young’s lines were flubbed, but nevertheless they sound like a cynical Harper Government talking point

PHOTOS: The Cone of Silence – it just doesn’t work for anyone any more. Below: Conservative MP Wai Young, Conservative PM Stephen Harper and Jesus, whose position on Canadian politics is unknown. It seems likely Vancouver South MP Wai Young fumbled a cynical Harper Government talking point when she claimed last month that Air India […]

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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Psychologists Shielded U.S. Torture Program, Report Finds Breastfeeding mom asked to leave Ontario restaurant, she claims | CBCNews.ca Mobile Child Custody Reforms Push for Equal Time with Both Parents Michigan judge jails children for contempt for refusing to see their dad – The Washington Post Psychologists Shielded U.S. Torture Program, Report Finds The Dalhousie students disciplined for sexist Facebook group are finding dentistry work, lawyer says ‘I’m OK. I’ll get better’: Winnipeg lawyer who lost hand in bombing describes frantic moments after blast “The New (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Leading Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Winnipeg bomb victim Maria Mitousis plans to return to job as soon as possible Sex on the beach lands man 2.5 years in jail for ‘lewd’ behaviour on mid-afternoon Florida seaside S&P downgrades Ontario Man accused of sending bombs to ex-wife and her lawyer went through lengthy divorce S.C. lawmakers to talk Confederate flag Winnipeg police make arrest in law office bombing ‘Broken’ adoption systems leaves children stranded despite couple ready to adopt – Canada – CBC News Controversial Ontario court security act proclaimed into law (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Current Legal Headlines

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Missouri jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors Next Fight for Gay Rights: Bias in Jobs and Housing Ken Paxton, Texas official, says state clerks can deny gay marriage licenses – World – CBC News Ontario Judge signals it’s time to offer relief from ‘backbreaking’ fines ‘Deadbeat’ N.S. developer who owes $1.7 million in child support flees to the Middle East LSUC webcasts to continue despite few viewers It’s Saskatchewan’s turn to send a judge to Supreme Court – The Globe and (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

Left Over: Abuse of power & the Re-Education of Police …..

Michael Wood, ex-Baltimore officer, tweets about alleged police brutality Retired Baltimore officer Michael A. Wood tweets about disturbing things he allegedly witnessed on the force

By Lauren O’Neil, CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2015 8:22 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 27, 2015 10:52 AM ET

This article might be a bit too late in the “sky is falling’ sector regarding the abuse of persons of colour, or police corruption, which, like gun violence, just go on and on and on, the most interesting part of Wood’s tweets, to me, was the fact that he praised higher education as giving him the (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Lester Holt Reflects on His Rise to NBC’s Anchor Chair Ontario man exonerated 45 years after being wrongly convicted of killing his wife Woman accused of streaming live sex shows from Windsor library pleads guilty Murphy & Singer: “Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution” NYC bans criminal record questions before job offer Loblaws overpayment blunder: 3 lessons learned Lawyers need to look gift horse in the mouth Watchdog cautions doctors in Sunnybrook end-of-life case – Toronto Star Loblaws demands workers pay back thousands after payment error – (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 15, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Via @bsookman: The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce Law (2014-2015) Brazil’s top court strikes down restrictive biography law -Times Union Law student challenges the constitutionality of ‘carding’ by police – The Globe and Mail First U.K. law firm IPO raises $50 million Lockdowns, staff shortages plague Toronto South superjail Reporter’s defamation case against John Furlong to begin in B.C. court Hamilton, Ont prosecutor who compared accused murderer to an ‘animal’ in opening address blamed for causing mistrial All the Ways Your (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of June 15, 2015

Wise Law Blog: @wiselaw on "Top 20 Ontario Law Twitter Accounts" Listing

BY GARRY J. WISEThanks to the good folks at Lawsome for including us in their list of Top 20 Ontario Law Twitter Accounts, reproduced below: Law Times: @LawTimes (Ontario legal news online publication) Obiter Dicta: @obiterdictaoz (Osgoode Hall student newspaper) Precedent Magazine: @PrecedentMag (Toronto lifestyle magazine for lawyers) Ultra Vires: @UltraVires (Student newspaper for @UTLaw) Ontario Bar Association: @OBAToday Toronto Lawyers Association: @TLAVoice Law Society Upper Canada: @LawsocietyLSUC Brenda Hollingsworth: @OttawaLawyers (Ottawa personal injury lawyer) Mr. Toronto Lawyer: @selwynpieters (Human rights and civil litigator) Chantal Desloges: @Twimmigration (Toronto Immigration Lawyer) Omar HaRedeye: @OmarHaRedeye (Toronto Lawyer and legal (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: @wiselaw on "Top 20 Ontario Law Twitter Accounts" Listing

Joe Fantauzzi: Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution at 20: A Look Back

Today marks 20 years since the Progressive Conservative Party foisted its so-called “Common Sense Revolution” on Ontario. Former PC Ontario leader Tim Hudak took to Twitter this morning to extol the virtues of this full-throated neoliberal experiment, declaring it “the most effective, courageous gov[ernment]” in his lifetime. Some remember those days differently. Here are a few […]

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of June 1, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Sorry Bell, accessing U.S. Netflix is not theft: Geist Toronto Mayor John Tory vows to end controversial carding tactic ‘once and for all’ Manitoba family law changes bringing needed ‘clarity’ LegalZoom files $10.5M antitrust suit against North Carolina bar, cites SCOTUS dental case Reconciling the Truth About Law Schools Kim Dotcom Wins Another Round in NZ Court ABA asks SCOTUS to overturn Florida law allowing divided juries to recommend death penalty Quebec bill calls animals ‘sentient beings’ and includes jail time for cruelty Omar Khadr should (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of June 1, 2015

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison Change in overtime rules could lead to more suits over worker emails sent outside work Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Ontario Rule 48.14 Sony Terms With Spotify Uncovered in Contract Ontario employers get slap on wrist for mistreating employees National Post Interview With Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin “I’m not totally satisfied”: Dalhousie professor on dentistry report Ontario judge finds police tone deaf about right to counsel Why aren’t (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Recent Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questions Editorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto Star Ontario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act | Entertainment & Media Law Signal Presiding at Same-Sex Wedding, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes the Word ‘Constitution’ Bid to force articling positions shot down at LSUC 192 Arrested in Waco Biker Killings Ontario court asked to find cops posing as journalists a charter breach Starbucks not liable for burns sustained by police officer, jury finds Court rejects WikiLeaks founder’s appeal ‘Enough is enough,’ says (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Recent Legal Headlines

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

You can tell the election is already going on.  You can tell because of what some of the political workers are doing.

The Liberals are going door-to-door.  They are meeting voters.  They are asking for their votes.  Then the campaign workers write on Twitter and Facebook.about the “glorious day” of campaigning  they’d had.

Politicians tweet as well. The candidates tweet about their campaigning. The elected politicians tweet about the meeting they went to, or a government comment, or questions in the House of Assembly. 

Taking a lesson he learned from Reform Conservative turned Grit turned provincial Conservative Steve Kent, provincial Connie turned Grit Paul Lane goes places,  takes a picture of himself there, tweets it, and then frigs off somewhere else. The selfie makes it look like he stayed at the event.  That’s how he can be in so many places at the same time.

Lane also posts . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Legal Aid seeks standing at penalty hearing for disgraced refugee lawyer | The Toronto Star Omar #law #legal (via @DrDawg) Omar Khadr’s odds of winning US appeal look good, legal expert says – CBC.ca Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to 3 years in prison after retrial Tories push gun control changes through Parliament Omar Khadr’s lawyer calls Harper ‘bigot,’ says he ‘doesn’t like Muslims’ BBC News – Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions after Windows 10 5.9 Grams Of Pot Got Baltimore Man 20 Year Sentence (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fair and Balanced Questions

As you probably know, “Fair and Balanced” is the Fox News tagline that exists to trick the more easily fooled into thinking that’s what their actual objective is.

Check out today’s story from the Vancouver Observer about “@FairQuestions”, a Conservative friendly researcher who took thousands of dollars in speaking fees from oil companies and testified for Conservative ends in Parliament. This, after being connected to lucrative oil money roles through Senator Duffy.

The $10,000 fees were paid by the Association for Mineral Exploration of BC (AMEBC), Canadian Energy Pipelines Association (CEPA) and Taseko Mines between March 22nd and June 6, (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Recent Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:

Prisoner’s window escape from Toronto courthouse was brief Canada’s first legal incubator opens at Ryerson Criminal Arrested After ‘Liking’ His Own Mugshot On Facebook – MTV Ottawa seeks emergency stay to stop Omar Khadr’s release Controversial lawyers Groia and Galati among newly elected benchers Bid Rigging trial: After complete rout, prosecution ponders next steps – Ottawa Citizen Traffic tickets: Online system proposed for Ontario Omar Khadr’s bail release not an issue for U.S., spokesperson says Rare move by Ontario appeal court overturns jury verdict Ontario Superior (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Recent Leading Legal Headlines