Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of October 5, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Revocation of Canadian citizenship: 5 things to know Regina tenant manipulates system to squat for free at landlords’ expense – Saskatchewan – CBC News Toronto judge cites jail lockdowns in delivering shorter sentence Midnight reefer madness in Oregon as pot sales now legal Ghomeshi ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of September 28, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Carding ‘wrong and illegal,’ says Ontario ombudsman MD claims WSIB fired her over medical opinion | The Toronto Star NDP would not pursue niqab issue at Supreme Court – CTV News Professor Tanina Rostain has her students developing access-to-justice apps ‘Happy Birthday’ song is ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines For The Week of September 21, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: B.C. Supreme Court rules 8 is too young to be left home alone – British Columbia – CBC News Omar Khadr can ditch electronic bracelet, visit family in Toronto Kim Dotcom Extradition Hearing Begins ‘Sock gun’ joins less-lethal arsenal in use by Toronto police ...

mark a rayner: Twitter etiquette

If someone follows you, please, don’t immediately DM them and ask them to friend you on FB now, or buy your book, or watch your hilarious YouTube videos, etc. Imagine you’re at a party, and you’ve just encountered Bob. Bob seems interesting. Bob has a neat beard and a funny t-shirt. So you start a conversation. ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of September 14, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Taming traffic: What if our roads had no rules? Court case offers new details on Durham cop who threatened to plant cocaine on suspect Kim Davis files appeal to continue denying same-sex marriage licences Calgary Transit driver Jesse Rau fired over pride bus controversy ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau should dump Chris Brown for calling women bitches and whores

Justin Trudeau should dump Chris Brown, the Liberal candidate who called women whores and bitches in a series of incoherent, profanity-laden Twitter postings. The post Trudeau should dump Chris Brown for calling women bitches and whores appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines for the Week of September 8, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Where there’s smoke there’s ire: Condo board smoking case hits the courts Meet 7 of the 1.4 million Canadian expats who just lost their right to vote Longo’s Toronto court battle renews the issue over shopping on holidays Relationship with courts among key election ...

Alberta Politics: Will Wildrose Leader Brian Jean repudiate his Calgary-Foothills candidate’s ‘communist’ characterization of the NDP?

PHOTOS: Part of the Wildrose Chinese-language brochure that compared the NDP to communists. Below: Wildrose Calgary-Foothills candidate Prasad Panda, former Tory education minister Thomas Lukaszuk, NDP candidate Bob Hawkesworth, former Wildrose House leader Rob Anderson and former Wildrose leader Paul Hinman. What words should we use to describe the Chinese-language brochure the Wildrose Party wrote ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. The post #HarperBlamesAlbertans: Canadians thrash Harper for dissing Alberta Premier Notley, Albertans appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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 ...

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, ...

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...