Thursday, April 29, 2010

The danger of judicial activism now comes from the right, not the left

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thomas Hagan, one of Malcolm X's assassins, is finally released on parole.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SCOTUSblog » Anonymity for political activists?:
Bay Street law firm accused of 'fiasco' in Conrad Black case Allegations of professional misconduct.
Coming Up PR interviews me in a podcast. Some promising PR practitioners here.
Huge Class Action To Go Forward Against Wal-Mart

Monday, April 26, 2010

How Freelancers are Using Social Media for Real Results
Rolling Anton Pillar Order Set Aside - Improper use of John Doe Vinod Chopra Films Private Limited v. John Doe (2010)
Rolling Anton Pillar order set aside. Vinod Chopra Films Private Limited et al. v. John Doe (2010)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Go Pirate on Facebook. uʍop ǝpısdn ɹo New beta settings would make for a great prank.
MWM Seeking Lawyer for Fake CraigsList Hookups Fake sex ads on CraigsList can lead to trouble, even criminal charges.
SWM Seeking Lawyer for Fake CraigsList Hookups Fake sex ads on CraigsList can lead to trouble, even criminal charges.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"At the midpoint on the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, for the clear path was lost" - The Divine Comedy via Dantes Infero
How Rahim met Nazim
"Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the G_D." - Tehillim 34:11 via Legion (2010)

Friday, April 23, 2010

"Are We Any Closer to a Paperless Office?"
"Facebook Now Drives More Traffic to Key Sites Than Google"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Guess what? Wikipedia is being used at the Federal Court. And judges are not happy about it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"The reasons we go to war always matters... What's going 2 happen next time we need people to trust us?" - Green Zone
Is the end of online anonymity in Canada near? Recent cases suggest increasing scrutiny of online commenting practices.
"Tolls are inevitable in the GTA" #VoteTO

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hutton [Guardian]: "Now we know the truth. The financial meltdown wasn't a mistake – it was a con."
Spend a fraction of your conference budgets by sending delegates virtually. Site-seeing not as spectacular though.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Air marshals are being arrested faster than air marshals are making arrests. And cost $200m per arrest.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What if u are kidnapped, locked in a basement without internet access or ur legal materials, and forced to draft memos?
"The strongest criticisms of multiculturalism often come from people who have little or no contact with minorities."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Former Blackwater head facing charges" I think we need to redefine our definition of "hero."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Do women have to "become like men" to truly succeed in law? (Reading Akerlof on Identity Economics)
Journalists' fear of libel action "is a useful corrective against recklessness."

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Baby boomers turning to eldercare experts for parents' care" Opportunity here for health law lawyers.
"CSIS struggles to adapt to new public scrutiny" This time we're watching YOU.
Google Launches Twitter Archive (and yes, I got to write #bustyhookers in a professional context)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Exam time. Will be hiding for a week and a half.
Disabled voters snubbed Bill 231 ducks the accessibility issue
"Persichilli: Be careful what you wish for, Monsieur Duceppe"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Legal Aid Ontario Cutting Funding in Civil Cases

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fake News is No News: Is "Unpublishing" the New "Retraction"?
"As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
Abraham Lincoln 7/1/1850
A battlefield surgery that will blow your mind.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Aileen Kavanagh of Oxford U speaking at #uwolaw.
Guergis’s future in doubt; husband Jaffer faces more accusations We need the whole story here.
Listening to Paul Secunda of Marquette U speaking at #uwolaw.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

BigLaw losing out on the hottest legal assignments due to conflicts - investigating and suing banks.
The story behind Ex-MP Rahim Jaffer's drunk-driving arrest "I can get government money easily" That's our money Jaffer.
Can the Island of Tobago pass a law to bind the rights of the whole world? Would the world submit to such a jurisdiction? -Buchanan v Rucker

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"On the benefits of sweatshops." Huh?
George Macintosh appointed as amicus curiae in trial-level Re Polygamy Potential intervenors must apply by Dec. 15.
"Debt will seed next American revolution" Meanwhile, Canada will profit from attracting investors.
The Making of “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone” New online family law show hosted by a sitting judge.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Book Release: “GIS in Hospital & Healthcare Emergency Management” My chapter in a new book, scheduled release Apr 22
Parity is the new reality. Loonie hits dollar for first time since June 2008.
5 Dysfunctions of Law Firms. They should start this team-building stuff in law school.

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms" Most significant step vs nuclear proliferation in past 50 yrs IMHO
If you don't agree with someone's position on #Israel, you certainly shouldn't turn violent. Entirely unacceptable.
Study: 1,550 mile chain of turbines could power entire Atlantic seaboard.
If someone is filing fraudulent lawsuit reports in your name, make sure they spell your name right. (Chevron v Ecuador)
A modern-day War of the Worlds scare. Mayor of Jordanian town threatening to sue.
Deferred Lawyers a Big Hit with Public Interest Organizations And public interest lawyers will do what now, exactly?
When Liberals were liberals On the Charest Liberals, acting very illiberal
Summary Judgment in Employment Disputes
Google expected to make an announcement today about Buzz privacy concerns.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Law, politics, and medicine. Republican urologist tells patients that support Obama to go elsewhere.
NJ SC on Employee Privacy Expectations for E-Mails Employee discussed litigation with lawyer on company laptop.
Black pupils routinely marked down by teachers Teachers' assessment of children's ability is undermined by stereotyping

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Simon Singh possesses two things that matter. “He has a wallet,” said his lawyer Robert Dougans, “and he has balls.”
An octopus with a leg up on all the others. This one had 9.
"Beyond the niqab: lessons in tolerance" Narrative of Canadian living and teaching women in Yemen.

Friday, April 2, 2010

"The battle over raw milk will spill into the future" Milk farmers planning to appeal BC decision.
Hands-free devices legal — but unsafe
Ontario will limit hospital executives’ pay to curb soaring health-care costs.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Tories release 6,200 more redacted pages on Afghan detainees"
My personal take on the unconstitutionality of Bill 94. Because several people have already asked me.
SCC grants leave today in internet hyperlink defamation case: Crookes v. Newton Online rep mgt goes mainstream
Legal Fools Abound. Legal Post takes it this April 1st.
It's no joke - Scalia leads 5-4 SCOTUS decision opening Fed Cts to more class actions big blow to business
The Funniest April Fools Jokes