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Federal Court Rules Employers Cannot Discriminate Based on Family Obligations

The Federal Court has ruled in a landmark decision that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations. Federal Court Justice Leonard Mandamin wrote, “I find there was evidence before the tribunal supporting its conclusion that Ms. Johnston [the plaintiff]…

Prisoner’s copyright

  Inmate rights are a lost cause for an average politician. If anything, legislators are more likely to push for harsher sentences, more hurdles to parole, and less money for rehabilitation. Of course, history knows prisoners who survived jail through…

Justice Department Preparing to Challenge Arizona Immigration Law

The Justice Department has contacted the state of Arizona’s attorney general, and aides to the governor, in an attempt to avoid a federal lawsuit over Arizona’s new immigration law. The Justice Department wanted to let the parties know they are…

Judge dismisses charges against Blackwater guards but hints at alternative charges

A federal judge dismissed manslaughter and weapons charges against former Blackwater guards but hinted prosecutors could still bring alternative charges in the pursuit of justice. The charges stemmed from an incident in 2007 when the guards opened fire and killed…

Lifting the cover on Canada’s spy files

Michelle Shephard Only the judge and lawyers could see "John" behind a large screen in a Toronto courtroom. The Canadian spy entered through a separate entrance each day last week and a "Do Not Enter. Sealed by Judge’s Order" sign…