The three great principles of law, justice & mercy not only undergird the practice of criminal law, they guide my daily life & living.
These days, & quite often, I find myself thinking about their impact on the lives of those around me & around the world.… Read More ~ law justice and mercy: the difference? ~
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 ~
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 ~
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 ~
What about justice? Most Australians regard their country as fair & just when it comes to facing criminal charges. People assume that … Read More ~ is justice a public obligation? ~
Reading the 2015 work by humanist, philosopher & public advocate AC Grayling, specifically the chapter, ‘Unjust Justice’ in his book ’’THE CHALLENGE OF THINGS – Thinking Through Troubled Times’, I came across these words:… Read More ~ about judging others & human rights ~
Cutest little peg dollies or lawyer figurines for all the fans of strong history-making women like the justesses of the US Supreme Court, the history making women lawyers from the top bench in Washington DC.… Read More Handmade Justesses of SCOTUS 🙂
… Read More ~ dolly justesses of SCOTUS 🙂 ~