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“We are certainly seeing an upsurge in social activism, from protesting in the streets and at airports to a huge increase in people contacting government representatives, attending town hall meetings and using social media to organize,” says Traci Yoder, director of education and research for the National Lawyers Guild in New York City. As a result, legislators in nearly 20 states have responded with a flurry of bills that increase penalties for protesters, ban the wearing of masks, charge for police protection and even immunize drivers who hit protesters with their cars.
Jun 1, 2017 2:50 AM CDT
A Mexican judge who presided in several legal challenges filed by lawyers for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was shot and killed outside his home on Monday.
Judge Vicente Antonio Bermudez…
Oct 18, 2016 4:03 PM CDT
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Sep 20, 2016 8:30 AM CDT
A Canadian judge who asked a rape victim why she didn’t keep her knees together has apologized, CBC News Calgary reports.
The incident, which stemmed from a 2014 rape…
Sep 14, 2016 9:00 AM CDT
Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper is joining the growing list of political giants that call Dentons home.
On Monday, the firm announced it had entered into a…
Sep 13, 2016 12:15 PM CDT
During last weekend’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the organization held its own version of TV’s Shark Tank.
Called “The Pitch” (presumably to avoid copyright infringement, as well…
Aug 17, 2016 12:25 PM CDT
At least two new lawsuits have filed against a Georgia-based sperm bank by families who thought they were using a sperm donor who was a neuroscientist and later found out…
Jun 15, 2016 3:20 PM CDT
Trinity Western University’s ongoing battle with the Law Society of British Columbia has headed to the British Columbia Court of Appeals.
On Friday, the Langley Times reported that the…
Jun 3, 2016 4:50 PM CDT
More than eight years after an international manhunt for a “swirl face” pedophile made headlines due to innovative use of technology and the internet, the criminal justice system is still…
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A GPS device stuck under the Range Rover of an Texas attorney directed assassins straight to him, the feds say.
But the small black box also pointed authorities to three…
Apr 29, 2016 10:45 AM CDT
For the first time in Canadian history, a judge has OK’d a plan for physicians to provide an “assisted death” to a patient, in this case a retired psychologist suffering…
Mar 1, 2016 4:05 PM CST
With Monday’s announcement of the completed merger of equivalent Canadian and United Kingdom law firms, the nearly 1,400-attorney combination is already looking for more merger prospects.
“It’s an exciting time…
Feb 22, 2016 10:10 AM CST