Thursday, December 31, 2009

Should military veterans get a break when they are sentenced for crimes? Is this a 2-tier justice system?
Social Media Guide for Journalists.
Should a judge be on Facebook? - Toronto Star via @wiselaw

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I got a new promo vid for why you should go to law school, courtesy of House MD: She chose racing instead.
#Harper wants to prorogue, again, this time until March. #notapm #cpc #cdnpoli Get this guy out already.
If there's a k with mandatory arbitration, can you still have a class action? SCC will answer in
Seidel v. Telus Comm

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chickenless chicken. It's not just for vegans any more.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Afghan defence lawyers want to provide free services to detainees. That's an offer Canada would want to take up, right?
A law firm engaging in sex discrimination? Tell me it aint so!
The _Federal_ Wildrose Party. I called it! via @ottawasteph @vitty10 @nealjennings #cpc #endisnigh

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Will be MIA for a week or so - intermittent computer access.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gregory Johnsen: Strikes in Yemen make the situation worse Eventually they'll realize legal solution is the only one.
CIA's "credible sources" for past decade imaginary signals in TV broadcasts Con man had Bush govt acting on false info
Moldovan Church actually blames Jewish community for rally where menorah torn down and cross was put in its place. wow.
Why resister chose Canada over Iraq. "one occasion a soldier was beating an Iraqi civilian, called him a sand nigger"
"Securities class action certified against WeirFoulds" by Ont SCJ. Liability of law firms for lawyers who sits on BoD
What did @MinJK actually say? Seems pretty clear to me: #cpc #shame
Revisiting Legality of the Afghan Mission: via @Slaw_dot_ca See also "A trial to end terrorism:"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peeking Behind the Fears of the Burqa via @slaw_dot_ca See related paper on shariah & women:
NB Ct orders P to turn over Facebook account in MVC claim: See @michaluk_live's post on it:
Bloggers shouldn't celebrate over SCC in Grant and Cusson quite just yet. Let see how courts interpret this first.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

UK bans 3 legal drugs used by kids to get high: GBL, GHB, BZP No word yet on COOH
Ont CA apply principled approach to hearsay evidence for 1st degree murder in R v Candir
Microsoft loses patent appeal at US C.A.F.C. to Canadian company i4i; Word, Office barred from sale starting Jan 11
R v Dooley upheld: The worst battered child case in Canada ever, with a "cruel and evil stepmother" (trial j's words)
If your friend just died, #Facebook probably shouldn't be reminding you to get back in touch with him. [FAIL]
Reporting bad reviews of your book on #Amazon to the #FBI probably isn't a great idea. #repmgt
And now #Harper threatens 11 churches including United, Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic, Presbyterian, Mennonites #cpc
Quan v. Cusson is out; SCC recognizes defence of responsible communication on matters of public importance. #libel
Glenn Beck gets an award too. Not as commendable though - Misinformer of the year.
That should be a #Blawggie
Slaw wins a Bloggie. (@slaw_dot_ca) w00t
Majority of Evangelical pastors with little education are ignorant bigots. I'm not really surprised actually.
Identifying trends is the new trend the new “news” will be whatever drives clicks on a site
If you're drinking and driving and your truck ends up in a ditch, driving a forklift probably won't help the situation.
Random job promotions are more effective than merit-based promotions. Explains most big law firms.
It's not that Syria can be the peacemaker in the MidEast, but it can be the troublemaker, unless encouraged otherwise.
All the reasons for not having an office romance (Siloam Mission) Or a #lawschool one, for that matter.
Real SCC case from last week: contracting herpes through unprotected sex is not an "accident."

Monday, December 21, 2009

Five Tips for Paranoid Associates to Manage your Online Reputation: People are really worrying about this now.
Are “Hewlett-Packard computers are racist”? Computer tracking system has hard time recognizing dark faces.
"Jewish lobby wages war on Christmas trees" Better trees than people, I say.
"The Influence of Law Blogs on the Judicial Process" law blogs focussing on cases can have accentuated influence
The best law firm websites in Canada: @ogilvyrenault @rhh @torysllp @davisllp and more...
F fired because of hijab in GA in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, settles for $43k.
"Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy." That's harsh.
Strange but true: "Israel harvested [Palestinian] organs in '90s without permission"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

iPhones can be hacked, potentially revealing confidential client information. One firm forcing BlackBerry® on lawyers.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The #2009clawbies roundup is live, courtesy of @stevematthews.
The Dec 2009 issue of LAWPRO magazine is out, and the focus is almost entirely on social media. (Yes, I got a mention)
No-win, no-fee action claims in the UK mean lawyers get paid more than clients. And twice that of Defence counsel.
When #Obama gathers world leaders to discuss climate change, he doesn't invite #Harper. #cpc #cdnpoli #notapm

Thursday, December 17, 2009

RT @slaw_dot_ca How Social Media got me into the Supreme Court of Canada #lawschool
SCC refuse leave to hear appeal of Alberta's $4,500 soft-tissue injury cap. Lower premiums, but perhaps worse coverage?
Rape should only be a crime if it occurs before midnight - Indian MP [FAIL]
SCC refuses to hear SARS appeal by ONA. No special duty of care to protect nurses above public.
Cons MPs in UK sue the CIA for not disclosing rendition information.
"There is noone more cynical than an idealist betrayed." #quote
Google launches url shortener. Impending death of Twiterfeed and
Bill C-15 at Senate live on CPAC now - re mandatory minmum sentences for marijuana

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Who is your favorite SCC Justice? Unscientific FB poll by Gerrard Kennedy, 3L at Queen's #lawschool.
#Khadr will be transferred to Illinois.
Wait, #CPC is considering a prorogue, AGAIN? This is what you wanted Canada, a broken democracy? #cdnpoli
EuCtHR: public interest in protection of journalist sources sufficient to outweigh damage of confidential information
"Taxpayer funded faith schools should serve not just themselves but also the community around them."
Profs tell what makes a good #lawschool exam answer: Of course I get this after completing my exams, but oh well.
Fraser v. Ontario (SCC) decision released: Well not really, but this was the fun version done for Labour Law class.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Exam time now. Will be MIA for a week. #lawschool

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Why am I just noticing now that 6.9.3 of the McGill Guide deals with referencing Talmudic law? Maybe I should sprinkle some in every paper.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. But please let it stop at some point so I can drive back to London.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Operation Patriot: A plot to protect US against all enemies, by killing President Obama. Who's the proud patriot now?

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Attorneys-general get remembered for banning squeegee kids, but Chris Bentley is leaving a more powerful legacy." #olp
What happens when blogs don't moderate comments? And why they probably should, despite and ancillary benefits to speech
#Google launches real-time search Read: Continuing effect of #Twitter on web behaviour.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My #clawbies2009 nominations: @michaluk_live @thetrialwarrior @donna_seale Keep em coming!
Ron #Livingston, who briefly appeared on Sex in the City, is suing #Wikipedia for entry claiming he was gay. #repmgt
Session on Online Reputation Management at #Schulich School of Business from earlier this week now live: #seo #repmgt

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Nominations Open for the 2009 Clawbies

Friday, December 4, 2009

British High Court orders Wikipedia to disclose identity of an editor, allegedly involved in blackmail.
A new iPhone app that walks you through a car accident. Prompts for photo damage, GPS, insurance info, witnesses.
Could this be the world's oldest property law exam? Three oxen drivers from Adab, translated from ancient cuneiform.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tip: Jeering next-of-kin, boasting hollow tips, throwing gang signs, won't bode well at your sentencing hearing.
Even the #ICRC warned us about #Afghan #torture. This is getting ridiculous. #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli #ndp
KT v. AS (BCSC): $70k in non-pecuniary damages for soft-tissue chronic pain in MVC.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Geeks trump alpha males on Wall St" What about us geeks that pretend to be alpha males? Can we do brains and brawn?
ATL: Chances of 3Ls in job hunt as bright as #Obama winning war in #Afghanistan. 2Ls probably better off. #lawschool
Guessous v. Chrome (Ca CA): Filing lawsuit in foreign jurisdiction isn't petitioning or free speech under anti-SLAPP
Palestinian Christian sues Sacha Baron Cohen for $110m in libel, slander for calling him a terrorist in "Bruno"
UK papers: "It's embarrassing to be Canadian now." "a corrupt petro-state most of us are ashamed of." Thanks #Harper.
#Google ends 1st-click free loophole. :( I depended on that loophole regularly.
Coyle: "it's unsettling to many to imagine what a Tim #Hudak Ontario might look like" #pcp
The 5 arguments on Afghanistan that #Obama rejected. And why.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Know those "toxic people" I stay away from? Here's proof that it's contagious. Women even more vulnerable to infection.
#Rogers sues
#Bell (BCE) over, ‘largest, fastest, and most reliable network.' At least we know who's more litigious.
I actually do not have a computer until later this week, so bear with me.
Giving a talk this am at Schulich School of Business (YorkU) about online reputation management. (Hi everyone!)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Increase Productivity On the Go Arrival of dual screen laptops, and benefits of capital deepening in turbulent times.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

@todmaffin: "Twitter will die [eventually]. And in so doing, will live forever" Twitter will change all social networks
Permanent Arctic sea ice, twice the size of Winnipeg, breaking up. Guess it's not that permanent in this new world.
Those looking to stall action on climate change or are exploiting complexity This is bad PR. And potentially dangerous.
Country known for its noble deeds now bears a stain on its reputation #cdnpoli #lpc #ndp #cpc #afgh via @a_picazo
The Roma, Europe's most discriminated minority, arrive in Canada. Educators confused what to do with children.

Friday, November 27, 2009

6-3 SCC labour law decision in favour of #Walmart over Jonquiere closure.
Listening to David Dyzenhaus on "Headscarves, extreme speech, and democracy" at #uwolaw.
Al-Jazeerah English approved in Canada. via Alex Manevich of @Slaw_dot_ca
B/W in U.S. spend 20% of income on hair “White people may be more comfortable with a black person with straight hair.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Debate over Bill C-300 heats up. Allegations of rape, violence, intimidation denied - but subsidized by tax dollars.
Alb QB awards $22m in Soost v. Merrill Lynch without Keays punitive damages or notice period. via @FaskenMartineau
Fuerst J: "a new breed of self-represented accused. He or she is argumentative, rude, and disrespectful of authority."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

@kevinokeefe: Lawyers who resisted the phone went the way of the dinosaur. Now assimilate what social media we have.
Secret to Rainmaking is it's not a secret If you can't get business at a cocktail party you won’t via social networking
Scientific breakthrough - replacement for Viagra through electroshock therapy. I foresee a marketing problem or two.
" @OgilvyRenault breaks marketing ground." Big firms finally turning to Internet for finding business.
R Leigh Lerner: "Who is a Jew?" Disclaimer: No definitive answer in this article.
Times Online's Lawyer of the Week: Shah Qureshi Climate change beliefs protected by anti-discrimination legislation

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Listening to Jaince Gross Stein, speaking on "Religion in the Public Sphere" at #uwolaw.
1st use of fMRI in courts in Chicago murder trial. And how SPECT can be used in Ont. for mild traumatic brain injury.
Jewish community leaders ask #Harper to trash #CPC taxpayer-funded flyer portraying #LPC as anti-Semitic. #cdnpoli

Monday, November 23, 2009

Twitter Meet Law School. Law firms, meet Twitter at Law School. Announcing launch of #obitertweet by #uwolaw students.
Law firms using social media for recruiting? Maybe via
Michael Fitzgibbon @managementlaw of @BLGLaw - largest in Canada
Law firms using social media for recruiting? Maybe. via
Michael Fitzgibbon @managementlaw of @BLGLaw -largest in Canada
"Lacrosse trumps torture for Stephen Harper" Nice photo op bud. Btw, ppl are dying and in pain. #cpc #lpc #ndp #cdnpoli
Name-based discrimination, once the hallmark of European anti-Semitism, still flourishing in N.A. via @SCartierLiebel
@pmharper tells protesting HS students to stop calling. They're jamming up the switchboard. via @liberalrocco #cpc
Hill Times: #CPC uses US-style Republican smear tactics. Cons make dirty politics dirtier. #GOP #cdnpoli
Social Media Mafia blog is live again (for those asking for old content):
"U.S. intolerance gives Ontario an edge" That's _if_ we give foreign trained professionals a chance to work here.
"Canada is so reviled in some places that travelling Canadians mask their citizenship by wearing American flags" #cpc
"Canada is so reviled in some places that travelling Canadians mask their citizenship by wearing American flags" #cpc
DiManno: Anti-Americanism reason for Afghan torture. Cuz Bagram torture is somehow better than Gitmo torture.
Justice Granger blogs on technology and access to justice. via @Slaw_dot_ca

Sunday, November 22, 2009

After being invaded through an illegal war, Iraqi refugees seek a better life. In Detroit.
On conspiracies: [UTube] "We're all drinking from the well of pseudoscience, misinformation and fallacious arguments."
Judges blogging @Slaw_dot_ca. (Keep snickering, we'll still laugh last).
Pallin for President, 2012? [SNL Vid] Glenn Beck as VP. (shudder)
"#Harper lauds press freedom in speech, doesn't take questions from reporters." #Harpocrisy #cpc #cdnpoli
If you smile at a dancing stripper, you might lose your benefits. Any better ways than Facebook to evaluate depression?
Denial of Afghan torture came directly from the office of @PMHarper. Is anyone surprised? Vote #CPC to promote torture.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

At an Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) training session today on public board governance. With Anne Corbett of @BLGLaw.
Paul Cavalluzzo sees torture déjà vu. When will Canada learn? Is this the country we want to be?

Friday, November 20, 2009

The story of Google. [vid] This will be a piece of our history some day.
Every so often... we get a peek at the nasty partisanship that still animates both #Harper and his party. #cpc
What does standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel really mean? #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli
Peruvian gang murdering people to allegedly sell their body fat for cosmetics. [video] Now there's a diet plan!
Dryden: Go back to reading the teleprompter. #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli #rofl The ugly side of Tory politics.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Canadian Jewish Congress: Holocaust survivors object to Bnai Brith ad. Disgusting.
Canadian Jewish Congress: /1xHrKh Holocaust survivors object to Bnai Brith ad. Disgusting.
New #CPC low: Accusing #LCP of anti-Semitism. Volpe: "It's the worst of the worst" #cdnpoli
Racial bigotry in Philly middle-school homework. Ignorance or lack of ill will is not a defence.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Be sure to carry your Canadian passport when crossing this Quebec street. And pray US minutemen don't move north.
How far is too far with comment moderation? Should people lose their jobs?
Richard Colvin in House today: #Harper may have tried to cover up torture in Afghanistan. Shame. #cpc #cdnpoli
Contracting out of homework. The law student bargaining unit need to negotiate this issue. #lawschool
Who looks stranger? Geeks using social media or lawyers avoiding it? via @kevinokeefe Managing partners need to catch up
Try the Konami Code on #Facebook: Press up,up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, Enter key, then left click and scroll down =magic
#Harper tried to silence Canadian diplomats on Afghan torture. Politics before principle, as usual. #cpc #cdnpoli

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

U.S. Fact @JDDiversity "Nationally, minorities make up 6.05 percent of law firm partners." Change it or risk losing out
Walk like an Egyptian, just don't eat like one. CT scans reveal atherosclerosis in ancient mummies.
It's officially public now. We're trying to start a student-run law review at #uwolaw. (It's true, we don't have one right now).
@LiberalRocco: "UK wants a plan for withdrawal. What about Canada's plan?"
"Some cognitive skills actually improve with age" (thank goodness) No luck on getting through speedy readings though.
"The pro-Israel lobby... has every right to operate and indeed to flourish in Britain."
US Navy expands operations - to invade Florida.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Reduced legal bills surest route to client's heart. Associates learn cost-cutting come at their own expense — literally
Going door-to-door selling weed is a bad idea, esp when person answering the door is a cop.
via @LawrenceGridin
Hackers release private emails of Holocaust denier, David Irving.
"No PM has ever avoided the front entrance to the Commons and no one... understands why Harper does." - The Hill Times #cpc #cdnpoli

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Evaluation of an experiment of live tweeting the Supreme Court of Canada's hearing this Friday on Omar #Khadr.
Awkward "science" project: Will there be Minorities in Heaven? (Can anyone read his conclusion?)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Brilliant video by @lewispr_uk "We Need to Engage Directly with Our Customers. They are the Ones that Count."
NASA finds water on the moon. Maybe that's why so few care about taking care of the water we have on Earth.
Reminder for #Harper: A [Map] of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. ♫One of these things is not like the others.♫
#Harper skipping Copenhagen - the most important climate change meeting since #Kyoto. Harper reps big oil, not Canada.

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Huge rise in birth defects in Fallujah." If you're wondering why, see this: The babies!!! #iraq
Khadr case at SCC live right now on CPAC:
Happy Friday the 13th! #triskaidekaphobia

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What does it mean to be a "radical lawyer?"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Terrorist: An HIV + man that bites another person in an altercation. The charge? "Possession or use of a harmful device"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Busy for the rest of the week. (Midterms)
"Arabs, blacks, religious Jews need not apply." Promotions? Forget about it. Coming soon to a N American city near you?
US to subsidize Tc-99m production by $163m. #Harper loses out on our 40% market share. At least I'm back in business.
When Afghan insurgents get their hands on US weapons, that's probably not a good thing, right?

Monday, November 9, 2009

U.S. judge rules tweeting is broadcasting; bans courtroom tweets from drug trafficking trial. via Michael Geist
Michel Martin: [NPR] Ethnicity Matters, Especially If You're The Gunman. few words about last week's twin tragedies
"Warren Kinsella votes Tory" huh? That's John Tory. Seems a few other Liberals are as well. #cdnpoli
A decent treatise on Islamic law debunking the Conservo-nut conspiracy theories re Major Nidal Hasan #loonwatch
UK libel laws may force US papers to stop distribution there. "reputation as a world centre for libel tourism"
Statement by George Smitherman:
LSUC investigating EI for self-employed lawyers. We might be able to retain female lawyers in the profession yet!
Now you can be frum and fashionable. The snood is the new hot thing hitting the runways.
Extremely disappointed in the full pg Bnai Brith ad "Unholy Alliance" in National Post. When did civil rights groups start pushing hate?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Smitherman resigns as Dept Prem and Min of Energy. Smitherman for the next mayor of Toronto, one who gets things done.
Iacobucci: Recognizing the horrors of residential schools a necessary step for us to build a Canada we can be proud of.

Friday, November 6, 2009

[map] Rural Cons stole our democracy. With fraction of pop. See older post on vote dilution: #cpc
Reporters revolt against minister's refusal to answer questions. Transcript: (h/t @audra_williams)
via @MEKowalski "Ambulance chasing has now gone digital." UK law firm Wragge & Co hunting anon commenters online.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Celebrating Guy Falkes the right way, focusing on those in power. I almost didn't remember it's the 5th of Nov.
Got Google? Probably, like most people.
Now get some privacy too, with Google Dashboard.
Let's try this again.
Got Google? Probably, like most people. Now get some privacy too, with Google Dashboard.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

#PSA: That H1N1 vaccine you bought online probably isn't H1N1 vaccine.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Move over Movember, this guy grew a beard for a year walking across China.
Law Professor Sues Over 'Above the Law' Blog Post - Jones v. Minkin via @ericgoldman but not likely to succeed

Monday, November 2, 2009

About to hear Justice Harvey Brownstone speak at #uwolaw. Heard him before, he's great:
"U.S. has painted itself into a corner in Afghanistan from which there can be no graceful escape" On Tajiks/Pashtuns
How To Spam Facebook Like A Pro: An Insiders Confession via @AndrewWindham Don't try this @ home, or elsewhere.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Not news for us, but blacks need to use “disarming mechanisms” to get ahead in corporate world. Law not much different.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

OHRC awards $35k to receptionist dismissed for being pregnant. Problem is far too common in Canadian workplace.
What would Quebec do if Montreal elected a Muslim mayor? Richard Bergeron, who is leading polls, converted in the 90s.
Libel tourism? Low threshold connection test means plaintiffs flocking to London to file claims.
"Cracks Appearing in Law Firm Associate Model" Guess what's going to fill it?
20 ways to do Halloween online. So stay away from my door!
Wait, Sunnis and Shias in Iraq actually working together? That wasn't the plan (i.e. get them to fight each other)!
When Tarek Fatah and MCC idiots start infringing on people's personal choices this is the stuff it ends up with: #lpc
"RIP? Not in this graveyard." How's an eternity of glaring lights and noisy traffic?
The absolutely scariest thing this Halloween is an angry Republican. This country is full of vampires. #glennbeck #gop
A private pay-for-service clinic in TO selling H1N1 vaccines. Real q is whether they're branded with #cpc logo.
At the Intl Labour Law Conference. Equity in the Workplace: 25 Years After the Abella Report. Hosted by Heenan Blaikie and Koskie Minsky.
KL War Crimes Commission hears testimony of a 9y/o tortured at Gitmo. Make us proud, NATO!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Looking forward to hearing Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada speak at #uwolaw tonight.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nerds as babe magnets. Rza: Better a nerd than a gangster.
We've paid $1.3m of your taxes to keep Khadr out of Canada. And photos show he didn't even do it.
@michaluk_live of @HicksMorley gives interviewing tips for summer #lawstudents. Good luck guys!
October 2009 issue of @JDSupra Legal Edge Law Practice Digest is out. My reputation management article gets covered.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1 of 2 teams to make it to the finals of the #uwolaw @BLGLaw Labour & Employment Law moot. Other team from Windsor. Let's see what happens
Barry DeVeber speaking at #uwolaw on euthanasia.
Dale Lastman of @GoodmansLLP is speaking at #uwolaw.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do you know what I did last summer? Amicus Curiae of #uwolaw tells all. Well, not all, but some...
Do you know what I did last summer? Amicus Curiae of #uwolaw tells all. Well, not all, but some...
Do you know what I did last summer? Amicus Curiae of #uwolaw tells all. Well, not all, but some...
$1 Million Judgment for Online Libel | Decision via @JDSupra
Speculative foreign exchange market forces dictate the mix of monetary conditions in Canada.

Monday, October 26, 2009

G&M podcast: #Ignatieff speaking at IFOA. #lpc #cdnpoli "I travel more than most Canadians [Harper], and I still haven't seen it all."
Tip for police: If it's the week of Halloween, the guy carrying the chainless chainsaw probably isn't a mass murderer.
Who is a Jew? And who gets to decide? UK Supreme Ct will hear arguments over next few days re Jewish school admissions.
Climate change enters the House today during Question Period - a little informally. Dozens forcibly removed.
Sam Solomon posts an article on Canadian Medicine about my article on reputation management for physicians: It's here.
URLs in non-Latin script? ICANN envisions some addresses lost in translation already.
$74/barrel oil expected by 2010. Neo-cons speculate how to forcibly access Iranian oilfields.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The talk over at Volokh is about attacking #Iran. Told you these guys were out there. #iranelections No more oil wars.
Battle of Agincourt was probably one big myth. Or at least exaggerated, like so much of European history.
See a great post by Ryan Venables on @LawIsCool about police acting as agent provocateurs at Montebello protest.
Important q requiring mega funding for studies: How many clowns on a unicyle will you see when texting while driving?
Yes, Egypt has a long and wonderful Jewish past. Let's not forget it or render it obsolete to the passages of time.
The right to access broadband Internet It happened, in Finland, "the country where I want to be"
We don't pay you to sleep when flying that airplane. Or do we?
Privacy concerns over Google Street View go to ETHI. Plus, see a drug deal go down on E Hastings, Vancouver. Sort of.
Brands are not the personality - people are. Will big-law eventually recognize this?
Vet: #CPC doesn't really support our troops. Put $ where your mouth is - in pensions.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

#pmharper are you LISTENING? Cdn minorities feel discriminated, alienated: #cdnpoli #lpc #ndp #roft #cpc via @a_picazo
Sikhs in Brampton turning to #CPC Remember, these guys don't really like you @MinJK #lpc #cdnpoli
"I plead guilty, I'm a racist." -- Jason Kenney yesterday. Not like we had any doubt, @MinJK. #cpc #cdnpoli #elxn41
If you had more money than you need, would you petition the government to raise taxes on the wealthy? These people are.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mercer: Pierre Poilievre, the #cpc MP with a pension at 31, who never had a job but said 1st Nations dk "real work."
#Google adds magic to Reader rankings.
Hey @PMHarper: Island resort lots and the new Florida swamplands. Wanna put your $ where your mouth is - in my pocket?
Since #cpc anti-climites don't believe in climate change, why not make $ off them? Sell coastal lots about 2 b flooded.
What does Nigel Hannaford, #Harper's new speech writer, believe? With verbatim quotes, hyperlinked to media sources #cpc
#LawStudents I've polled are ecstatic at the possibility of an alternative to the McGill Guide for Legal Citations.
The real-life Harry Potter is from Portsmouth, in Hampshire. And he's not happy about Rowling using his name.
When police stop your protest of a constitutional amendment, using your incisors is probably not the best recourse.
#Harper: "My hobby is to watch politics elsewhere." Maybe he's a fan of FOX News?
"This case involves a dispute among yogurt manufacturers over a relationship gone sour."
Harper Cons Toronto out of $777,787 per riding, or 38% less. Vote #CPC in TO after this and I'll question your loyalty.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Employment Law: Salaried employees are still entitled to overtime. (Lawyers are not)
Risk of schizophrenic killing a stranger is 1 in 14 million. After story breaks, they have harder time making friends.
Rape: Another pre-existing health condition. I love Canada so much. #healthcare
Surprised? #Harper's new speechwriter known gay rights opponent. Just another fringe group. #cpc #lpc #ndp #cdnpoli
Google _officially_ announces inclusion of Twitter in searches Used to index before, but now even more relevant for SEO
Wait, there's a Mixed Martial Arts law? Sign me up! (and how blogging helped carve the niche)
Whoever started the RIP Kanye West hoax, Imma let you finish, but Balloon Boy had the best hoax of all time. OF ALL TIME!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's not the "hips" I worry about, honey. Shakira and the democritisation of music.
Welcome to the Cheque Republic: [CBC Coverage] #cpc #lpc #ndp #elxn41 #cdnpoli
This #Halloween, please don't be one of these idiots in an offensive #costume: Especially law students.
Who profits from the spike in oil prices?
(Go Talisman!)
Lucy (c.o.b. "Elephant") vs. Edmonton (City of).
Vancouver Olympics affirm SCC kirpan policy: Will accommodate Sikhs at events, with notification.
This is just nuts: Don't like international law towards us, so let's change it? We need some real leadership here.
My boy Gavin Holder, a 3L at Windsor, has a rap video about #lawschool, and it's really tight:
Cheques, balances, and doorknobs. This is the #cpc Adscam. They're misspending your tax dollars!
Yes, the CIA is spending $millions to monitor your Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.
"Race-Based Disparities in the Employment of Minorities." Minorities experiencing this don't need the same caution.
Gen. Hillier discloses that govt knew about Afghan torture. Is this the Canada you want represented internationally?
#Harper refuses to compensate Canadians tortured abroad. Almalki, El Maati, Nureddin will all wait for lengthy suits.
"Crack cocaine smoking increases risk of HIV" Because the certainty of permanent brain damage wasn't enough to deter you
BC Leg: If you're wanted for murder, you probably shouldn't be collecting a welfare cheque.
Lake beds confirm fidings from Greenland ice-cores. Climate change is real. Pay attn anti-climites.

Monday, October 19, 2009

CBA tips on Legal Tweeting. Starring @Michaluk_Live Code of Conduct here:
Ignatieff: 80 yrs ago 5 courageous women fought for equality and won. Let’s continue to support their legacy. #lpc
Today is election day. Harper's election Con game established as "phony." No accountability over set dates. #cpc
Rahim Jaffer drug case delayed. #cpc #cdnpoli Still proud of your protege @MinJK ?
#Harper Con job over small money for TO. He doesn't care about this City, or province. #cpc #cndpoli
High-level CIA officials, state department, international experts... all saying #Iran fears not all conspiracy theories. No more oil wars!
More #Iran: US could even be funding suicide bombers, according to IRNA Guess we never learn. #iranelections
US secretly funds ethnic militant terror groups through CIA to sow chaos in #Iran (Told you). #iranelections
Working wife, job-hunting husband is the new trend. via @SCartierLiebel Even better, they don't seem to mind.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Is the fastest way to replace a cell phone through compensated dating? It's prostitution in HK, but still popular.
Wish more Muslims stood up for Jewish victims of hatred. And vice-versa, of course. Issues are intricately related.
Security only surface-deep in Iraq. FYI, the surge didn't really work, for the long-term.
US soldiers in Iraq "are so stupid, They don't know what they're looking for. They don't even know their orders.”
Climate change so serious that Maldives cabinet held under water. Few years from now, might not even be staged.
A modern-day witch burning. Involving a 9 y/o boy, cup of acid, and spread of Evangelical Christianity in W Africa.
When our national security "experts" can't even get the flight numbers on 9/11 right, we probably should all be scared.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Iraq's first international oil auction in over 30 years. The _real_ reason for the sanctions and invasion.
It's climate change deniers that are the greatest threat to the 21st c. Maybe we should call them Anti-Climites?
"This is not the Canada I grew up in, nor the one I want to live in... The Vandals are, indeed, inside the gates." #cpc

Friday, October 16, 2009

NY App Div: Steven J. Lever of Kirkland & Ellis can keep law license, despite seduction attempt of 13 y/o.
I usually find YouTube comments unintelligent and not insightful. Why would anyone want to search them?
The #CPC war on minorities report:
Back-Stabbing in law? Yes, and often assumed. Back-Shooting? Not so clear...
If Google is one of the strongest stocks on the market maybe firms should invest more in SEO than infrastructure.
Antique collectibles, war memorabilia are one thing. A home-made cannon is something entirely different - a felony.
If your spiritual quest involves amateur circumcision, it's one rite you should pass over. "Wonder Dust" won't help.
Was the level of force used in the UWO arrest appropriate? Former cop, now law student @ryanvenables weighs in.
That Liberal Minute guy? He's running for something with #lpc in B.C. Spend a minute and lend this guy a hand.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Harper is just visiting Canada. He is from the Cheque Republic. I wonder if he has to have a visa?" - Rocco Rossi
Charkaoui case quashed. #Harper can avoid another multi-million civil suit with an apology. Think he will?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

An iPhone app for JDSupra users. If you're in Canada, that's probably not you.
Developing nations walk out on Harper's Kyoto delegation after suggesting Kyoto is scrapped. #cpc is not for #enviro
OMG! Law Talk - Episode 2. Google Juice, torture, legal research, Dubya, and even Mark Steyn
Remember the 1b hungry during your next meal:
Video of our photoshoot for Canadian Lawyer here: @CanLawMag

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

That video about the tasered Alberta lawyer might be gone, but the story can be found here:
Remember that taser video I posted last night ? It was removed "due to terms of use violation". @pegduncan
#CPC are spreading the stimulus money unevenly. Guess who they're helping, and who they're ignoring?
"Leave Punishing Iran to Iranians" By Melanie Moezzi, an Iranian-American lawyer. #Iran #Iranelections
Guess who's a cover-boy on this month's edition of Canadian Lawyer magazine? With a bunch of other lawyers, fist raised
If you still need more reason for why Obama got the Nobel:
Thought it could never happen to you? 67 y/o Alberta lawyer tasered for taking pictures of police getting rough.
The supremacy of Bit.Ly <--- case and point.
Thought you were safe if you stayed off battlefields? You can still end up in Gitmo, snatched from your 5-star hotel.
The next "big thing" in law? Reputation management. Even docs are fighting back. And I predict so will all litigation.

Monday, October 12, 2009

#Iran would be alarming if building a navy, air force, enormous army... nuclear weapons is for deterrence, not offense.
"For a specialist to say... we should not be overly concerned is not only career suicide but also heresy.
"experts who inflate threats obtain grants and get on TV... patron saint of this day... is Our Lady of Perpetual Alarm.
The real reason #Harper wants to get rid of the Senate is that they are a fringe group too: #cpc #lpc #cdnpoli #elxn41
Schwarzenegger signs same-sex rights bill, recognizing unions from out of state. About time.
Lawyers Weekly: "Reputation matters." See end of this presentation for tricks of my trade:
Yes it's probably better to be driving the ambulance than riding in the back But stealing it won't help you evade a DUI
How does someone who claims to be an economist mess up a country so badly, to the tune of $19 billion. #cpc #lpc #elxn41
Ont. residents, choose: a $500 fine for driving while on your cell phone, or a $200 investment in some neat technology.
Bombing a country while offering aid is like beating up a kid in an alley and stopping to ask for a kiss.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Withler we go from here? The future of pension benefit reform and litigation in Canada.
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. And it's Queen's Park. via @TariAkpodiete
A Facebook poke is usually a good thing. Unless you're on a restraining order, and get 29d in jail, $2.5k in fines
Much of what ails the world today can be traced back to Glenn Beck, the weirdo right's ambassador-at-large.
Tip: When hundreds of dead fish show up on shore without any explanation, please do not take them home to eat.
"Significant fraud" in Afghan elections. Aint democracy at the barrel of a gun just grand?
Salazar v. Buono: Scalia confused why Jewish veterans resist cross on their graves. Oral arguments of ACLU's Eliasberg
Harper rebuffs Obama's Gitmo resettlement plans. Stephen Harper hates peace. #cpc #cdnpoli #elxn41 #lpc #pmo
BCSC: parents don't have right to sign away children's right to sue Negligence claim for inadequate Hapkido supervision
"I was sexually harassed at one of America's upper-tier law schools, and they shouldn't be able to get away with it."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Don't expect the economy to get back on track. It's a new track, folks, and here's how to navigate it."
Obama's other awards: MTV Music Video, Cy Young, Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Gold. For those still doubting qualifications
Introducing Canada's 6th political party: The Pirate Party. Or #lpc could've adopted copyright reform. #cdbpoli #elxn41
Job rates increase in Canada, drop in US. Proving again that our entire destiny is not necessarily in American hands.
Obama donating $1.4 million Nobel Peace prize money to charities. Removing any doubt that he truly deserved it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The open-source, cheap alternative to eHealth. And it's available right here in Ontario.
"Obama deserves the Nobel: He has changed the international game." "...not a lifetime-achievement award."
Apparently women only find me attractive when they are ovulating. On the pill? Forget about it. Explains a lot...
Tip: Do not, under any circumstances, sexually harass the nurse that is helping deliver your child.
Tip: Do not, under any circumstances, sexually harass the nurse that it helping deliver your child.
Obama: "I do not recognize it as a recognition of my own accomplishments... but aspirations of... all nations."
Remember those Ontario Reports? They're baa-ack...
Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. A bit premature for peace?
What's the difference between a criminal and a courthouse attorney? In this case, nothing. Inmate impersonates lawyer.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

BC Privacy Commissioner scrutinizing Google Street View. Blurring technology hasn't always worked.
Listening to Mitch Frazer of @TorysLLP and #UWOLaw grad speak on the creation of a supplemental pension plan.
"an avian example of the after-effects of prison life" Aren't our cheap food sources just grand?
Is law school so bad that we need a suicide hotline?! #lawschool via @kromagnino
Listening to Pablo Villeda, Field Office Director of Guatemala for International Justice Mission, speaking at #uwolaw.
Amazon's e-book reader Kindle now available in Zimbabwe, Myanmar and Falkland Islands. But not in Canada.
Google Street View bloopers. Can you find some in Canada?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Canada or the USA without European immigrants would look somewhat like Africa."
She's actually serious.
Could legal insurance address access to justice issues? Or are we just asking for "pre-existing legal condition" denials
Khadr appeal approved for SCC. Will determine legal duty to protect citizens detained abroad.
Abousufian Abdelrazik says, "all these politicians lied to me." He's non-partisan, calling #cpc and #lpc MPs by name for their promises.
It's official now I guess - made the finals for @TorysLLP Negotiation Competition at #uwolaw. Should be more ADR activities in #lawschool.
Listening to Abousfian Abdelrazik speak, the guy stuck in Sudan without a passport, and suing Harper's government for $27m.
Hon. Deb Matthews the new Health Minister. Congratulations. Read the eHealth report here:
Google Street View available in Canada, check out full list of cities here: via @thehartley
How do you spell "Google" in barcode? And how can I get one of my name branded on my hand and forehead?
How do you spell "Google" in barcode? And how can I get one of my name branded on my hand and forehead?
How do you spell "Google" in barcode? And how can I get one of my name branded on my hand and forehead?
You know pollution is getting bad when people start stealing lungs from cadaver exhibits.
Something tells me this flag wouldn't fly today.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chechen president wins libel award against human rights group for "hearsay" allegations of kidnap, murder.
Think moving in to a house on Good Luck Road is good Feng Shui? Not so much...
"The Kindle ate my homework!" If he can sue for $150k, I'm sure law students can go for more. FTW.
$50k big-law bonus, or start your own firm? Would you believe the latter was the smarter choice?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Job posting for out of work lawyer: $18/hr, Clown mask is optional.
Smaller law firms doing better than big during recession. Deeper integration with US key indicator.
Female lawyer files sexual harassment suit against senior counsel - a woman. Same-sex issues arising in workplace.
Gulf states moving from Petrodollar to basket currency. Not an insignificant change at all...
Laid-off attorneys need not apply. Lesson from Big Law: Quit before you're fired?
Lawyer defending vs Letterman says there's more to the story Can't tell us though - pesky client confidentiality thing.
Yes, some Christian prayers _can_ hurt people. Jewish founder of MRFF targeted for protesting Air Force prosyletization.
If BW Were WM, "Keeping ones natural blond hair wild and straight would become indicative of a political statement."
Pentagon TV [Fail]

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Story behind our video launch of OMG! Law Talk here:
OMg! We went viral with all our law talk. Check out Michael Carabash, Garry Wise and myself on our new YouTube show.
Greenspan: Unemployment will top 10% in US. World still reeling from impact of Dubya's policies.
Happy 6012 Birthday planet Earth. Many still ascribe to Ussher's timelines, in complete denial of scientific realities.
Happy International Pickle Day! (huh?)
If Ahmedinjad is really Jewish can he still be an Anti-Semite? If yes, see this again:, שבועות‎5a
War cries against Iran bear eerie resemblance to the propaganda war preceding invasion of Iraq No more oil wars.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Women Rule in social media. Not only is it not just for men, but women outnumber in users on multiple platforms.
Just asked Jonathan Kay to confirm that he subscribes to a conspiracy theory, cuz he believes government helps minorities against others.
Jonathan Kay: Disadvantaged groups didn't really experience institutional racism in history - they learned to whine because of hand-outs.
Listening to Jonathan Kay complain about affirmative action being the root of all societal evil. He would prefer we all become a melting pot
Jusice LeBel of the SCC is sitting at my table, listening to a panel on polygamy in Canada.
Can blogging get you a high-profile job in law? Sure looks like it. See @jordan_law21
Can blogging get you a high-profile job in law? Sure looks like it. See @jordan_law21
We pay 29c a piece for each CD; it's not really a tax, it's a levy. And it's not even relevant any more for copyright issues.

Friday, October 2, 2009

At the Canadian Constitution Foundation Conference for the entire weekend. Justice LeBel speaking tomorrow at lunch.
Oil execs allege spill victim exaggerate environmental claims [Onion] Scientific proof inconclusive, falsified evidence
Introducing the bra that doubles as a gas mask: Cuz the world I want to live in, half the pop is ready for Apocalypse.
More on Twitter service here: (@TheTrialWarrior) and (@Slaw_dot_ca)
UK court orders service via twitter: The BBC news reports that the UK High Court has ordered that .. via @DavidCanton

Thursday, October 1, 2009

NAACP to activists: Become centrist if you really want to affect #change, that's what works Pt1 Pt2
One solution to our job-crunch: set yourself on fire, jump from buildings, fly through the air. IF you survive.
Scalia: "lawyers... don’t produce anything. They enable other people to..." Laments greatest minds going into law.
McLachlin: CSIS, government made "war on targets that may or may not be connected with the terrorist incident." #quote
Americans are still debating Obama's religion Then again, they also want to invade the world and forcibly convert them

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Q:When invading a country in the name of democracy, what do you do when our diplomats find out about torture? A:Gag them
Tip: When robbing a woman carrying a toddler, try to get the purse instead of the diaper bag.
The Lawbama administration He's hiring some of the best profs in America, for those who complain he's not doing enough
Moin Yahya of UofA Law (and founder of their faculty blog) on leave to join Alberta Utilities Commission. (congrats)
Intl law supposed to apply to everyone, not just Israel Starting with most wealthy, capable of compliance means US first
Who are the real fringe groups in Canada Mr. Harper? #cpc #lpc #elxn41 #ndp #cdnpoli #pmharper

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A PhD and career studying, publishing effects of drugs on brains does not prevent you from ODing on bupe bought online
Former Tory MLA (Sask) Gay Caswell loses $50k libel case against Crown Prosecutor for posts on "Mrs Gay Caswell's Blog"
Do Glenn Beck's "average Americans" promote "falshoods?" I think they're smarter than that.
#CPC candidate that revealed secret about stimulus spending in Tory ridings dropped. Harper's famous muzzle at work.
“Growing epidemic” of Arab-Jewish dating. Solution? Expert patrols to spot those that don’t “match”.
A lesson in empire-building. British quest for Indian spice led to a quest from Cairo-to-Capetown, on another continent.
The end of Pax Americana? Strategy that "exaggerate[s] the power and malevolence of the designated enemies"
Should Obama just say no to McChrystal's Afghanistan proposal? But plan B has its own problems