~ gothic & menacing, Justitia means business as she stands vigil over the Supreme Court of Canada ~

Have you see the amazing bronze statue of Lady Justice – from the Latin Justitia (Iustitia) – at the entry way to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottowa?
What you see is an amazing version, a steadfast Justitia standing vigil over the Court. She is gothic. She is dark. She is . . .… Read More ~ gothic & menacing, Justitia means business as she stands vigil over the Supreme Court of Canada ~

~ just released: Tom Waits’ rendition of “Bella Ciao” a song about the French Resistance, a WWII Italian anti-fascist song ~

Resistance is in the air these days.  It is real.  It is on the ground.  It is indivisible.  Tom Waits’ newly released cover of the Italian anti-fascist anthem “Bella Ciao”, his first new song in 2 years, is the first release on Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance: 1942-2018. Take a listen …… Read More ~ just released: Tom Waits’ rendition of “Bella Ciao” a song about the French Resistance, a WWII Italian anti-fascist song ~

~ australian court: self representation, natural justice, due process, monty python’s “dead parrot” & ruth bader ginsburg ~

I share this recent Australian case in the Federal Appeals Court to illustrate why certain principles of Australian law including protections like procedural fairness, natural justice & due process are so important.

Everyone in Australia is entitled to be heard, to a fair hearing & to a fair trial.  … Read More ~ australian court: self representation, natural justice, due process, monty python’s “dead parrot” & ruth bader ginsburg ~

~ legal literature 1909 – the sovereign in the gutter ~

“I am very sorry, indeed, Mr. Harewood,” the lawyer was saying, “that the case went so badly. Personally, I am quite convinced that a serious injustice has been done. If Carelton had only been alive, he would have been able to clear you in many ways. Without his evidence the Court, of course, have assumed that you shared equally with him in his speculations and rash schemes.”… Read More ~ legal literature 1909 – the sovereign in the gutter ~