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Friday, March 21, 2014

"Supreme Court's rejection of Nadon is a legal marker and a political blow": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe and Mail has this article, along with an article headlined "Senate reform may suffer same fate as Nadon, legal experts say." The newspaper also has related articles headlined "Nadon decision highlights the tense relationship between the government and the judiciary" and "Quebec party leaders hail top court's ruling against Nadon appointment."

Tonda MacCharles of The Toronto Star has articles headlined "Supreme Court of Canada rejects Harper judicial appointee Marc Nadon; In 6-1 ruling, court refuses the Conservative government's appointment to one of its seats reserved for Quebec as unconstitutional"; "Ruling leaves top court and Marc Nadon up in the air; It's not yet clear what will happen next for the vacant Quebec seat on the Supreme Court of Canada, nor for Justice Marc Nadon"; and "Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati wonders why he had to clean up Stephen Harper's 'mess'; Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati, who argued against the appointment of Marc Nadon, says he 'regrets the fact the government can make a subversive mess of our Constitution.'"

CBC News has reports headlined "Marc Nadon appointment rejected by Supreme Court; Prime Minister Stephen Harper's appointment of semi-retired Federal Court judge isn't constitutional"; "Marc Nadon ruling hailed by Quebec, opposition; Opposition parties denounce Stephen Harper's appointment, shot down Friday by Supreme Court"; and "Nadon challenger Rocco Galati wonders why he had to clean up 'mess'; 'If I hadn't brought the challenge, Justice Nadon would be deciding cases,' lawyer says."

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Canada's Top Court Rules Harper Appointee Ineligible to Join Ranks; First Time Supreme Court of Canada Asked to Determine the Eligibility of a Prospective Member."

The Canadian Press reports that "Supreme Court says non to Nadon; federal government 'genuinely surprised.'"

And Reuters reports that "Canada high court rebuffs government, blocks court appointment."

You can access today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada at this link.
Posted at 11:25 PM by Howard Bashman



"Anita Hill in spotlight again as new film opens": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 05:20 PM by Howard Bashman


"Judge overturns ban on gay marriage, adoption in Mich." The Detroit News has this report.

And The Detroit Free Press has a news update headlined "Judge strikes down Michigan ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional."

You can view today's ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan at this link.
Posted at 05:14 PM by Howard Bashman



Programming note: Thanks to an all-day Continuing Legal Education session that I am attending, the continuing legal education of this blog's readers will be delayed until this evening.
Posted at 06:35 AM by Howard Bashman






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