~ 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 ~