~ 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 ~

~ 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 ~

~ court dress for tall courts: new robes for Australia’s high court judges ~

Melville Weston Fuller the Chief Justice 1908 (US Supreme Court) It’s the most learned gentlemen of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fuller Court (Chief Justice Melville Fuller) of the 1890s-1910 era. It was also the Plessy v Ferguson Court that created the legal doctrine of “separate but equal” which institutionalized segregation in… Read More ~ court dress for tall courts: new robes for Australia’s high court judges ~