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Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 18, 2014: Legal observers worry future judicial appointments will be done in secret Lawyers and Pricing Part 3  Woman’s virginity worth $5,000, Chinese court rules  Lawyer Dresses Up As Thomas Jefferson At His Own Disciplinary Hearing  Bedford lawyer Alan Young to brief senators on prostitution bill rewrite Scotland referendum: Simple question, but no simple answer Visa, MasterCard Canada on lookout for fraud after Home Depot breach New Apple devices will allow users to lock and wipe them in case of theft Can a comment on a (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday  Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be Set Aside  Law students killed in WWI to be called to bar – Toronto Star Six Florida prison officers jailed and fired for setting up inmate beating, lying about it  Patrick Brazeau court date set on Senate fraud, breach of trust charges Law firm beats debtor’s Freemen legal manoeuvre for $2.8 million Claimed Nazi volunteer during World War II, now (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 15, 2014: Elaborate Rules Means Justice System Is Expensive and Inaccessible  Mike Duffy trial timing could be pre-election headache for Conservatives  Did Sundance Vacations Forge A Court Order To Suppress Online Criticism? | Popehat Law Society of New Brunswick members vote against accrediting B.C. Evangelical law school  Canadian healthcare challenged in BC Supreme Court Law Society of New Brunswick members vote against accrediting BC law school over same-sex covenant  Supreme Court to consider appeals from five states that challenge same-sex marriage rights  Judge Punished For (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Borg at #UofR on Privacy

MP for north shore Montreal, Charmaine Borg, made a presentation at the UofR this morning.

Great discussion on privacy at the @UofRegina for more information on privacy visit http://t.co/rocBN6vHSn #NDP

— Charmaine Borg (@mpcharmaineborg) September 12, 2014

Of the things she noted was that cell phones are tracking devices, and Canadians have no way to follow their information to know who has it.

Borg http://t.co/69Ay86L7fE / 25M daily Internet users in Canada. 1M bank phishing victims. #privacy #uofr @mpcharmaineborg

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September 12, 2014

Weir and Borg at #uofr https://t.co/SIJCKA3f8d

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September (Read more…)

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 12, 2014: “Former intern drops lawsuit against David Letterman” . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 11, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 11, 2014: My post @SlawTips today: A Beginner’s Guide to Producing Law Firm Videos – Part 1  Judge in Oscar Pistorius Trial Begins Reading Verdict Ghostwriting of Law Firm Blogs – Unethical? Maybe. Bad Marketing? Definitely. Suspended NJ lawyer blames leisure lifestyle for misstatements, acknowledges snarky emails Attorneys who can address clients’ operational problems as well as their legal ones have an edge Why the Oscar Pistorius verdict will be lengthy and complicated Lawyer’s suit against cellphone-grabbing courthouse deputy is revived Employee sues Costco for (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 10, 2014: Why lawyers will love the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus 4 ways Luka Magnotta’s trial could be a challenge for court Decriminalize cocaine and psychedelics, global group urges A Marijuana Lifer Law Students Fight to Make Internships More Fair Led Zeppelin Taps NSYNC Expertise in ‘Stairway’ Case  Senate Votes To Open Debate On Constitutional Amendment To Reverse Citizens United Apple kicks off gala event with larger iPhones U.S. judge convicts Minnesota man of attempting to help 18-year-old Canadian woman commit suicide Arrests (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Transgender ruling includes surprising twist – Law Times A Quick Graphic Overview of the CBA Legal Futures Report  The Price Of Workplace Bullying – Employment and HR – Canada  Former McCarthys lawyer becomes executive director of TWU law school  Revoking criminal pardon of accused Via train plotter called unfair, unconstitutional Closing in on James Foley’s killer Lesbian Iowa couple marries, 71 years after first meeting Home Depot says data breach may have affected Canada Apple iWatch and iPhone? New devices unveiled today Peter MacKay (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 8, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 8, 2014: Twitter must reveal user info after posted photo leads to charges against wrong man, judge says Opening of the Courts of Ontario for 2014 – Canada NewsWire (press release) Dick Cheney’s unedited bio stirs controversy among Wyoming lawyers Toronto Mayor Rob Ford served subpoena to testify at Lisi extortion trial – CTV News   800 potential jurors summoned to Montreal Luka Magnotta murder trial The Law on Relocation of Children after Marital Breakdown Woman faces negligent homicide case after allegedly surfing Facebook while driving at (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Monday, September 8, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, September 5, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 5, 2014: Atlanta father who left toddler in hot SUV charged with murder LSUC: Tips for entering your CPD Hours   Steve Moore confirms settlement with Todd Bertuzzi over attack during NHL game  Former Va. governor, wife guilty in political corruption trial Owner of website that allegedly hosted graphic Luka Magnotta video committed to stand trial With ‘eye-popping speed,’ 7th Circuit strikes 2 states’ same-sex marriage bans 9 days after argument  Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore settlement buries NHL’s culture of revenge: Arthur Sunnybrook hospital broke law by (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, September 5, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 4, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 4, 2014: OCAD U ex-teacher alleges ‘systemic’ discrimination by school  US Justice Dept. Inquiry to Focus on Practices of Police in Ferguson Judge reserves decision on Omar Khadr suit claiming torture, abuse Federal Judge, Bucking Trend, Affirms Ban on Same-Sex Marriages in Louisiana Robert Latimer’s lawyer asks court to overturn travel restrictions Ontario Judge allows convicted pedophile supervised access to son Canadian beekeepers sue makers of neonicotinoid pesticides Sovereign citizens have wacky new plot to take over government: their own grand juries  OHRT: No duty to (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, September 3, 2014: Tasers, Electro-shock in the courtroom and “Don’t do stupid stuff” Two California Superior Court judges censured for using their chambers for sex  ‘A city in distress’: Key hearing on Detroit’s historic bankruptcy begins in federal court  New Version of Ontario Legislation Site E-Laws in Beta Omar Khadr tries again to sue Canada for $20M, claims conspiracy with U.S.  Watch: Violent takedown of alleged Wal-mart shoplifter; police investigate  South Carolina transgenderedteen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup for license photo Apple (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 2, 2014: The Canada Revenue Agency doubles down  CRA audited left-wing think-tank because its research shows ‘bias’ Colorado public defenders want children out of restraints in court Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Army Lawyer Resigns, Alleges “Show Trial”  Unpopular Police Officer Thinking About Committing Racially Motivated Offense For A Little Support (satire) California Closes in on Plastic-Bag Ban Can You Quote a Judge’s Compliments on Your Website?  You won’t believe Rob Ford’s dance Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel of witness tampering Being charged extra for getting (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug Shot Julian Assange will not leave embassy until assured there will be no US extradition Report into deadly Lac-Mégantic, Que., train derailment finds ‘weak safety culture’  Court Reduces Notice Period, Employee Should Have Known Better Why law firms need R&D investment Justice of the peace Alfred “Budd” Johnston suspended for dismissing 68 cases at once  Georgia judge to sex abuser mom: ‘You may be the (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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