Kady O'Malley: So, Trudeau has nominated a new Supreme Court judge. What happens now? (National Post)
The newly-named Supreme court justice Malcolm Rowe, former lecturer, Common Law Section, will be on campus to conduct a townhall session on Oct. 25, with MPs, senators, “special guests and law students from across the country” in attendance.
Supreme Court appointment makes history while keeping traditional regional balance (National Post)
Malcolm Rowe, former lecturer, Common Law Section, has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, Newfoundland’s first appointee to the top court.
Renewed Bill C-51 questions: Balancing national security with civil liberty (The Globe and Mail)
Kent Roach and Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, analyse the recurring questions surrounding B C-51 and the use of the powers listed in the bill.
Liberals Mull New Internet Taxes: Reports (Huffington Post Canada)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, argues against the use of a digital tax, and recommends applying sales taxes to foreign online services operating in Canada instead.
Interesting career move (iPolitics)
This article discusses the candidacy of André Marin, Common Law Section, for the Progressive Conservatives and Nathalie DesRosiers, Common Law Section, for the Liberals in the provincial by-elections for the Ottawa-Vanier riding.
Liberals may have to resort to Conservative list to appoint judges (iPolitics)
Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, comments on the challenging task of judicial appointments and how to speed up the process while maintaining transparency.
Jeu dangereux (Le Droit)
Cet article traite de l'exclusion de dizaines de nouveaux membres du parti dans les élections partielles d’Ottawa-Vanier, où Nathalie Des Rosiers, doyenne de la Section de common law, a été élue samedi candidate libérale.
Rock and Axworthy: The new UN Secretary General must find a way to stop the carnage in Syria (Ottawa Citizen)
Allan Rock, Common Law Section, and Lloyd Axworthy, Honorary Doctorate, outline the next steps for the United Nations Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres and the need to focus on Syria.
Comment: Medically assisted death lands in ethical maze (Victoria Times-Colonist)
Daphne Gilbert, Common Law Section, explains the current issues surrounding medically assisted death and the ethics and rights of each actor.