Monthly Archives: November 2009

A First Look at the Military Commissions Act of 2009, Part Two

– Joanne Mariner   Last month, President Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a package of changes to the rules governing military commission proceedings. Called the  Military Commissions Act of 2009, the new law replaces —…

As Innocence Project celebrates 10 years, an exoneree-turned-lawyer reflects on its life-altering impact

Alex De Grand, Legal Writer, State Bar of Wisconsin  Nov. 4, 2009 – Ten is the number of years of operation the Wisconsin Innocence Project celebrated in a ceremony at the University of Wisconsin Law School on Oct. 23. But there were…

Immigration and foreign credentials

Pulat Yunusov The federal government announced a plan to help immigrants get their foreign credentials recognized. At the heart of this plan is a deal between Ottawa and the provinces to speed up professional licensing applications filed by foreign-trained immigrants. Of course,…

Pain or death: euthanasia again

  Pulat Yunusov Usually, the police raids crack houses and gang hideouts in Toronto. Last Thursday, November 26, 2009, officers descended on the Toronto Humane Society, a 118-year-old charity sheltering abandoned cats and dogs. Some of the most noted charges were cruelty…

Humane society president denies charges

Jesse McLean Lesley Ciarula Taylor Staff Reporters Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. Charged with animal cruelty in a surprise raid, the president of the Toronto Humane Society said Friday the accusations were baseless. "There is no substance to the charges. I’ve…

Father was never charged with war crime, family says

Published On Thu Nov 26 2009 OTTAWA–The family of Helmut Oberlander says he was never a Nazi and he has not been charged by the federal government with any war crime. The Federal Court of Appeal released a ruling recently…