Category Archives: Other Legal

Ottawa rapist Paul Batchelor found guilty yet again, his third conviction. Next: Ontario’s self-regulator of lawyers will grant him licence to practice law.

2022 08 27: LSO, self regulator of lawyers “is a shield for corrupt lawyers.” Yup, and it licences known convicted pedophiles giving them protected access to children. 2022 04 10: Canada’s Misogynistic Bench: How many rapes will Paul Batchelor get … Continue reading

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CJ Richard Wagner wanting “more transparency” will not undo the Supreme Court of Canada’s secrets (would our judges hide their reasons for lying in rulings, defaming applicants, pissing on the rule of law, damaging the Charter … if they were clean?)

Emmett [email protected] Sept 12, 2022: He… what? Did you point out to him that the Court he runs has a FIFTY year embargo on the release of judicial papers in the national archives? This is also an institution, by the … Continue reading

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Raping Caveman Canada shoots steroids to better serve the patriarchy. Fredericton ER refuses rape victim. What a vile way to further traumatize victims while protecting rapists. Satanic Health Team Conservative Irving Oil style?

This is what Conservatives do to healthcare. Every time. Rape victim turned away from Fredericton ER, told to make appointment for next day, Woman, 26, was told no trained nurses were available to conduct sexual assault forensic exam by Bobbi-Jean … Continue reading

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North Dakota Supreme Court, Precedent setting ruling: Encana/Ovintiv (Newfield Exploration) did the Hanky Panky (again), underpaid $millions in royalties to the state.

I expect Encana/Ovintiv will win if the company appeals to Trump’s supremely oily republican religious court of the USA. North Dakota high court backs state in oil company dispute by James MacPherson, Sept 2, 2022, AP News BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) … Continue reading

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Will ex Chief Justice of Canada’s Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin, finally quit Hong Kong’s top court, and stop enabling vile shit by China?

Hong Kong says it can target anyone in the world after Canadian journalist charged, Hong Kong says it will prosecute anyone who violates the city’s widely condemned national security law — ‘regardless of their background or where they’re located’ by … Continue reading

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Demented and creepy: Lawyer (accused of sex crimes against a child) Robert Regular’s lawyers tried to keep his identity secret to protect reputation of other lawyers. To do that, self regulators of lawyers (law societies) need to clean house and stop granting known convicted pedophiles licence to practice law.

Identity of N.L. lawyer in sexual assault case revealed as top court won’t hear anonymity bid, Robert Regular argued publishing name would harm his reputation by Rob Antle and Ariana Kelland, CBC News, Aug 04, 2022 The curtain has been … Continue reading

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Medieval Conservatives: Alberta removes sexist slave title of “master” from court but not superiority titles of m’lord, his lordship and m’lady, her ladyship.

Zack M. [email protected]: But we are still good with My Lord and My Lady? Jonny [email protected]: Interesting: Alberta courts are doing away with the title Masters in Chambers, on the grounds the term is outdated and sexist. … [email protected] Replying … Continue reading

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LSO, self regulator of lawyers “is a shield for corrupt lawyers.” Yup, and it licences known convicted pedophiles giving them protected access to children.

Amir Attaran @profamirattaran August 27, 2022: The @LawSocietyLSO does not deserve to be called a regulator of lawyers. It is a shield for corrupt lawyers. But what do you expect from an organization of lawyers “regulating” other lawyers? Jacob Shelley … Continue reading

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Canada’s Supreme Court claims it’s transparent and dedicated to enhancing access to justice but lies in rulings, defames applicants, keeps secrets, denies charter rights of Canadians, pisses on CJC’s time limit to release rulings, and is self-regulated.

Any institution proclaiming to be transparent and dedicated to enhancing access to justice, usually isn’t. If an institution is, they don’t need to boast about it. The Supreme Court of Canada damaged our Charter, pissed on the rule of law, … Continue reading

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Ridiculous. There’s no rule of law when it comes to the rich and powerful (like Encana/Ovintiv) and crime enablers (like AER), except to evade it. Steve Bannon will be excused by Trump’s appeal & supreme court judges, and if not, when Trump is President again he’ll pardon him.

January 6 panel says Bannon conviction is a ‘victory for the rule of law’ – as it happened, The former Trump adviser was charged with two counts of criminal contempt for refusing to appear before the House committee July 22, … Continue reading

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True: “Statistically your child is far safer with a Drag Queen rather than a Priest.”

Tweet added Aug 13, 2022: David [email protected]: I heard someone whinging on CBC yesterday that drag queens shouldn’t be able to read stories to kids in buildings paid for by taxpayers, viz., libraries. Just remember, churches are paid for by … Continue reading

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Climate Courts: Let trials proceed without gov’ts if politicians care so little about rights of youth and fail to show up or are too ashamed about giving the rich and corporate polluters everything and nothing to our kids and their future.

In my experience of Canadian judges and lawyers, and the system’s expensive procedures intentionally created to keep ordinary citizens out, youth would do a much better job than any court in Canada could, or would ever try to. Canadian courts … Continue reading

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Too Funny~!! Andrij Melnyk, Ukraine ambassador to Germany and international lawyer, responds to Chancellor Olaf Scholz: Not “very statesmanlike to behave like an offended liver sausage.” Beleidigte Leberwurst indeed!

I’ve been horrified by the cowardly crime enabling behaviour by the German gov’t elites in response to Putin’s illegal war (I’m part German) The Kyiv [email protected]: Speculation is rife that Russia may launch provocations or some military action on May … Continue reading

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Australia High Court “full bench of dinosaurs” unanimously rules Environment Minister owes no duty of care to protect youth from climate change when assessing fossil fuel projects (similar to Alberta courts ruling AER owes no duty of care to residents harmed by companies, not even when their drinking water supplies are illegally frac’d)

Ntina [email protected]: courts won’t save us Of course not! In most cases, the legal industry (called a “justice” system to con the masses) does not serve the citizenry or a livable environment, it serves the rich, dirty (including “sex pest” … Continue reading

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Canada’s Misogynistic Bench: How many rapes will Paul Batchelor get away with? How soon will he be free to rape again and again and again?

Ottawa rapist Paul Batchelor guilty in two cases, acquitted in three, faces three more rape trials by Gary Dimmock, Feb 05, 2022, Ottawa Citizen The last time Paul Batchelor won two rape acquittals on the same day in 2019, he … Continue reading

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Global First! Inaugural class of UVic’s Indigenous law program—the world’s first law degree to combine Indigenous and non-Indigenous laws—will graduate spring 2022.

Congratulations…in order to the first graduating class of UVic’s Indigenous law program by Martin, newsletter editor, April 8, 2022, Capital Daily Amanda Vick is among the Indigenous law program’s inaugural graduating class. Photo supplied. UVic’s Indigenous law program graduates its … Continue reading

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Dear Jason Kenney/UCP: Ending the pandemic mask mandate caters to terrorists. I reject your selfish idiocy and continue to wear N95 masks in public to protect others and myself. Now, I join Prof Ubaka Ogbogu and also wear them to spite you.

Dear Prof Ogbogu, I am horrified by what Kenney wrote about you, but then, I am often horrified by what he writes, says and does. In my view, he serves himself and his base (now more than ever with his … Continue reading

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On the brink of WW3 (no, already in it): Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, with extensive Russian client list, pits evil against humanity and other life on earth, “imposes silence in the face of wanton atrocity.” A few days later, Linklaters is first major law firm to exit Russia over Ukraine war.

“Dictator Showering” by Morten Moreland Tweets in response to this vile legal industry news (more tweets near end this post): Snap taken March 10, 2022 Smoky [email protected]: Lawyers acting like sleazeballs? Who woulda thunk The 76 [email protected]: I guess they … Continue reading

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New low for racist Canada: Police & RCMP enable white supremacists shitting & pissing on the rule of law and intimidating/assaulting residents for days while Alberta UCP negotiates with terrorists

Courtney Theriault @cspotweet: A reminder that the trucker protest went to Ottawa to remove Justin Trudeau as leader but instead it’s Erin O’Toole who met with the truckers who has now been removed. Sabina [email protected]: Here’s what it comes down … Continue reading

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Italy’s Supreme Court: Rules neighbour’s noisy toilet is a human rights violation. Has Encana/Ovintiv (now Lynx) been violating my human rights and decimating my health for decades with their law violating noisy compressors? With AER fudging Encana’s data, enabling the law and human rights violations? Oh ya, I forgot: Canadians have no rights when harmed by oil & gas (except to pay $hundreds of thousands in legal/court costs, be strung along for years, lied to and betrayed by your lawyers, and defamed by the Supreme Court of Canada).

Italian couple win 19-year battle with neighbours over noisy loo by Elly Blake, Jan 18, 2022, Evening Standard Italy’s top court has enshrined the right to protection from loud lavatories after a 19-year battle between a tired couple and their … Continue reading

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Chance Oil and Gas trying to squeeze $billions for free out of Yukoners? How the hell does a frac moratorium cancel permits to drill wells the company says it need not frac?

Yukon Court of Appeal strikes down more claims in oil company’s lawsuit on government’s fracking ban, The government said there were still parts of the lawsuit that stood no chance of success by CBC News with files from Jackie Hong, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: CNX pleads to criminal charges for misreporting air pollution, AG’s investigation turned on reports by severely impacted family. When will Canadian AGs criminally charge Encana/Ovintiv et al for the endless toxic frac pollution, quake damages and contaminated aquifers severely harming families and farms?

Encana/Ovintiv’s illegal fracs, flares and sour fumes were reported to regulators often by families forced to breath, live and work with and bathe in the company’s toxic crimes in SK, AB, and BC. No wonder AEC/Encana/Cenovus/Ovintiv keeps changing names and … Continue reading

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Not broken. Judicial industry & police working as intended by rich white men. In Canada too.

How prevalent is racism (and misogyny) among Canadian lawyers & judges? “Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” Emmett [email protected] Poli Sci Prof, UWaterloo: Law is politics people. Never forget. All Supreme Court of Canada appointments to date: 88 … Continue reading

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Amazing! BC Court of Appeal and BC Supreme Court move into the present, announcing: “The use of the terms ‘My Lord’, ‘My Lady’, ‘Your Lordship’, and ‘Your Ladyship’ is to be avoided.” Will Alberta Courts vacate the cave next? I doubt it.

Comments by rural Albertans: Bruce Jackson just posted a one hour presentation by Dr. Kevin Timoney about the collusion and corruption of the AER.  All  facts that McLachlin , Abella and the whole SCC were very much aware of when … Continue reading

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Legal Shit Show on Crack Continues: Cabot Oil v. Ray Kemble. 2008: Cabot contaminated Dimock drinking water. 2020: PA AG filed 15 criminal charges, including 9 felonies, against Cabot. 2021: Cabot becomes Coterra Energy. Changing names hides crimes (like Encana to Ovintiv).

When frac-harmed citizens hire lawyers, who do the lawyers really represent? Frac’ers? Judges the lawyers bow down to or the status quo? In my view, the lawyers I hired (Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless), put my faith in, and paid … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Legal Shit Show on Crack Continues: Cabot Oil v. Ray Kemble. 2008: Cabot contaminated Dimock drinking water. 2020: PA AG filed 15 criminal charges, including 9 felonies, against Cabot. 2021: Cabot becomes Coterra Energy. Changing names hides crimes (like Encana to Ovintiv).

Whither the Disclaimer? Too funny! Witch hunter Steve Allen’s feelings bruise easily, “The Journalists have also failed to treat me fairly” … Poor Compton Petro Babe Allen ought not to hunt witches if he can’t take the heat. How many law violations did Allan’s bogus inquiry commit?

2020: Too funny! Alberta’s UCP witch hunt changing rules midplay, again. Why? Can’t find any witches or their brooms? 2020: UCP’s witch hunt smells like a Jason Kenney-Vivian Krause flop: “If [Kenney] was serious about uncovering harm to Alberta he … Continue reading

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AG Josh Shapiro: 48 Criminal Charges against Energy Transfer (prev Sunoco) for polluting “lakes, rivers, and our water wells” and putting Pennsylvanians’ safety at risk, 45 charges for “illegally releasing industrial waste at 22 sites in 11 different counties.” Executive Deputy AG Jennifer Selber: “Non disclosure orders are a hinderance to criminal investigations and prosecutions.”

What do we get in Canada? AGs too cowardly to be seen except when it suits their egos and personal agendas. Lying judges pissing on the rule of law even at Canada’s top court under then Chief J B. McLachlin; … Continue reading

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Congratulations Val Napoleon, Indigenous scholar at U Victoria

Val Napoleon appointed interim Dean of Law Press Release by U Victoria, Oct 1, 2021 Indigenous scholar Val Napoleon has been appointed interim Dean of Law from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. Napoleon is the director of the Indigenous law … Continue reading

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Justice Paul Favel, Federal Court, dismisses federal gov’t appeals against First Nations kids! Bravo Assembly of First Nations and Cindy Blackstock. Dear racist gov’t: Apologize; Do not appeal. You gave $Billions to a polluting American oil & gas corp, you can do the same for children Canada abused.

Judge upholds human rights compensation order for First Nations kids, Canada has lost every battle so far in 14-year-old court fight that isn’t over yet by Brett Forester, Sept 29, 2021, ATPN News The Federal Court has upheld a trailblazing … Continue reading

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Texas Taliban: Another old white man’s “Rule of Law” abusing women to make himself and his klan feel powerful because their cumulative courage is but a piddle of pee: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will not add exemption to state’s abortion law for rape and incest victims.

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament Gloria Steinem Opinion: Gov. Abbott sends a message to rape victims in Texas by Ann Telnaes in Washington Post, Sept 27, 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will not add an … Continue reading

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35,000 harmed LA residents settle with SoCalGas for $1.8 Billion over largest methane leak in U.S. history. Utility faced more than 385 lawsuits on behalf of 48,000 people. Matt Pakucko: “SoCalGas’ devastating blowout will never be behind us until the Aliso Canyon storage facility is shut down and the danger it poses to the community is permanently eliminated. We are nowhere near a resolution.”

Gas storage will never be safe as long as it’s done by humans because of rampant greed in our species and until frac’ing is outlawed everywhere. SoCalGas agrees to pay $1.8 billion settlement over 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak by … Continue reading

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“Frack Master” Breitling Energy CEO Christopher Aundre Faulkner sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, fined $92,446,376.46. He was most cited US media voice and tried to infiltrate Canadian media too; sums up how evil frac’ing is.

United States v. Christopher Aundre Faulkner (3:18-cr-00500) by Court Listener [downloadable files and proceeding details available at link. Sentencing copied below] District Court, N.D. Texas Last Updated: Sept. 22, 2021, 5:06 a.m. CDT Assigned To: Jane J. Boyle Date Filed: Oct. 4, 2018 Date of … Continue reading

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Legal Hanky Panky on Steroids? PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., court-appointed monitor for Bellatrix (made famous by Diana Daunheimer’s lawsuit) bankruptcy, setting up liability escape via insolvent NewCo? Bankruptcy switchero after bankruptcy switchero, name change after name change after name change, enabled by “regulators,” politicians, lawyers and courts. “Rule of Law” rapes Canadians, our economy and our environment.

AER and the courts (notably in Alberta) are paid by the citizenry but work for the rich and oil & gas, protecting/assisting companies that abuse us, our loved ones, homes and lands, and rape our aquifers and environment, get billions … Continue reading

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Oil companies pushing & funding Kern Co to sue California Gov Newsom for trying to protect environment, communities, families from risky techniques like frac’ing, acidizing, cyclic steaming? Make the county look bad instead of companies doing the harms?

2021 02 18: California SB 467 “End Fracking & Harmful Drilling Act” proposes to ban all new frac’ing and other risky techniques like cyclic steaming, acid fracs, and water and steam flooding by Jan 2022 and completely by 2027. How … Continue reading

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Panama Papers scandal: Ex BC lawyer Fred Sharp charged by SEC & FBI. Law schools teach how to bend (break?) the rules well. Is that why so many politicians are lawyers?

Most excellent work by CBC investigative reporter Frederic Zalac – video clips, including interview with him, at link. U.S. authorities freeze assets, charge British Columbians in ‘long-running fraudulent scheme’, Major Canadian player in Panama Papers scandal, former B.C. lawyer Fred … Continue reading

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Gov’t of Canada: Grassy Mountain Coal project “likely to have significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified and the project cannot proceed.” What will this do to Benga’s legal appeal of AER/Joint Review Panel’s rejection?

How many billions of dollars will billionaire Gina Reinhart sue Canadians for if she doesn’t get her way? The Final Nail in the Coffin of the Grassy Mountain Coal Project? by Dr. Ian Urquhart, August 8, 2021, Alberta Wilderness Association … Continue reading

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Beverley McLachlin, ex-Chief Justice Canada’s Supreme Court, shows her true colours, agrees to serve 3 more years on Hong Kong’s top court, which has “become nothing more than an instrument of oppression.” PS Judicial “independence” does not exist.

Comment by rural Albertan: Disgusting. Comment by another rural Albertan: I should spend more time figuring this out. How or why is this even possible? It seems to me that professionals cavorting with Hong Kong is NOT great optics and … Continue reading

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Thank you Court of Appeal of Alberta, for serving Ms. Hamnett and her loved ones justice for the harms done by Matthew Brown.

Alberta court strikes down self-induced intoxication defence in case of naked magic mushroom attack, Matthew Brown must now go back before the trial judge to be sentenced by Meghan Grant, CBC News, Jul 29, 2021 The Alberta court of Appeal has … Continue reading

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Amazing news. B.C. won’t appeal cumulative impacts “death by a thousand cuts” win. A wise move by B.C. Finally. Congratulations Blueberry River First Nation!

B.C. won’t appeal landmark First Nation court victory, B.C. Supreme Court found approval of energy projects in Treaty 8 territory is ‘death by a thousand cuts’ by Andrew Kurjata, July 28, 2021, CBC News The B.C. government says it will … Continue reading

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Chevron and TRC head to trial over lost production linked to frac’d steam injection sink hole that killed Robert David Taylor. Frac’ers don’t give a shit about what their greed is doing to air, water, land, subsurface, workers, communities, climate and poisoned families.

Robert David Taylor 2015: “Abnormally dangerous and ultra hazardous activity.” Did TRC or Chevron’s fracing kill Robert David Taylor? What happened to California regulators’ vows to make steam injections safer? “Safer?” Why not make it “safe?” … But state and … Continue reading

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Frac’ers’ Friends in High Places: Past Greene Co President Judge Farley Toothman (let criminal frac waste dumper Allan Shipman walk) violated state Constitution: “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute”

Judicial panel rules Toothman committed ‘serious misconduct’ while judge by Mike Jones, Jul 21, 2021, Observer-Reporter Former Greene County president judge Farley Toothman violated the state Constitution and “engaged in misconduct so extreme that brought the judicial office into disrepute,” … Continue reading

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Argentina: “Trail of Impunity” Toxic frac waste scandal exposed as lawyers present new evidence

Yesterday, from the Argentine Association of Environmental Lawyers, we have provided new and convincing evidence that proves the involvement of the State of Neuquén and the big oil companies (Shell, Chevron, the Argentine YPF, and others) in the violation of … Continue reading

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Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline legal evil fails to settle in court-ordered mediation in U.S. District Court leaving hundreds of landowners hanging with massive liens

Hundreds of liens for millions of dollars remain as mediation fails in Erie County gas pipeline case, With no settlement, more litigation on way in federal case over cost of Erie-to-Ohio natural gas pipeline. Hundreds of property owners in western … Continue reading

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Ohio: “Largest jury verdict ever.” Rice Drilling and Gulfport Energy went out of bounds of their land lease, will pay $40 Million in trespassing and damages to landowner Thomas Shaw.

Comment by a rural Albertan: The [Ohio] regulatory system allows for a oil & gas related trespass to be be adjudicated directly by the court system. In Alberta this type of trespass must go through the oil & gas regulatory … Continue reading

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Honduras: Unanimous ruling finds former energy company manager, Roberto David Castillo, guilty ordering murder of Berta Cáceres. Victor Fernández, one of the Cáceres family’s lawyers: “We have nothing to thank the justice system for. It was they who persecuted Berta; they criminalised her and displaced her.”

Berta Cáceres assassination: ex-head of dam company found guilty, Roberto David Castillo, former Honduran army intelligence officer, found to be co-collaborator in ordering murder by Nina Lakhani, 5 Jul 2021, The Guardian A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who … Continue reading

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Canada’s Fickle Rule of Law: Comment on Blueberry River First Nations Cumulative Impacts Win by lawyer Robert Janes

Robert [email protected] Lawyer, QC, … human rights advocate (He/Him/His). July 6, 2021: A few comments on the recent BCSC treaty infringement decision in the Blueberry River case (https://bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/21/12/2021BCSC1287.htm…) and everyone’s favourite topic — The Rule of Law It is hard … Continue reading

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Rapists Rule the Law? Bill Crosby released

Cartoon by Michael de Adder July 1, 2021 Bill Cosby released from jail after sex assault conviction overturned by court by Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press, June 30, 2021, Global News Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault conviction and released … Continue reading

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New Study on Climate Litigation: Failing to heed latest science or lawyers intentionally working to ensure their clients’ lawsuits fail to keep big polluters, judges and enabling “regulators” and gov’ts happy?

Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation by Rupert F. Stuart-Smith, Friederike E. L. Otto, Aisha I. Saad, Gaia Lisi, Petra Minnerop, Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Kristin van Zwieten & Thom Wetzer June 28, 2021, Nature Climate Change (2021) Abstract Lawsuits … Continue reading

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No Canada Day until catholic church is ordered to pay taxes; pays for their heinous crimes; hands over residential school records of rape, murder, disease, starvation and secret unnamed deaths and burials of children the gov’t and RCMP stole from families; pope apologizes – publicly; feds quit their abusive lawsuits and attacks against the harmed; and Truth & Reconciliation appropriately honestly respectfully completed. I’ve been boycotting Canada’s Colonial Rape & Pillage day for years.

Comments July 1, 2021: A few hours ago, I heard sirens, many sirens, getting louder and louder. I looked out to see flashing red lights on many fire trucks circling the Rosebud church parking area, big puffs of blue fumes … Continue reading

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Incredible Cumulative Impacts victory for Blueberry River First Nations: Yahey v. British Columbia. Will Horgan’s NDP appeal to let industry’s rapes continue another decade or more, notably with how slow the Supreme Court of Canada’s process is?

Congratulations to Blueberry River First Nations for not settling and gagging, and not giving up, and this fantastic win. They filed their complicated massive case in 2015 (my case is simple – one frac’d water well, one person). A mere … Continue reading

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Excellent letter to Premier John Horgan by BC citizens, John, Rosemary and Diane Baxter: “During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’?” It would be helpful if Horgan and his pollution-enabling NDP clan read Baxters’ letter and take appropriate action to stop LNG, stop frac’ing, stop murdering old growth forests.

Subject: PREMIER HORGAN! During a news conference on CHEK TV news last night did we really hear you use the words ‘CLIMATE CRISIS’? Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:01:16 +0000 From: Rosemary Baxter <email hidden; JavaScript is required> To: email … Continue reading

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Confession Time

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Pennsylvania: Judge J. Andrew (Drew) Crompton, who helped craft Act 13 (parts later struck as unconstitutional) and publicly boasted of his “Shell shirt” in 2016, recuses himself from Murrysville frac appeal case

The Order Commonwealth Court judge recuses himself from Murrysville fracking appeal case by Patrick Varine, June 28, 2021, Murrysville Star A Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania judge whose previous career included helping craft state fracking legislation has recused himself from a … Continue reading

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Retiring Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella when asked if she’d change any of her past rulings: “Not One.” The End.

Comment by a rural Albertan: “Pretty frightening stuff by somebody who knew about gas chambers and how easy it was to make a mistake i.e. the Jews and Royals that backed Hitler up yet she is beyond all that, only … Continue reading

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Another racist misogynist on Alberta’s Bench? Donald Norheim let go over rude/bullying courtroom behaviour and views regarding “Indigenous accused, female victims of domestic assault, and consent in sexual assault cases which cause significant concerns for the perception of trial fairness….” How many millions in legal costs did taxpayers pay for his many court actions? (In Canada, taxpayers pay legal bills for judges, even those let go for bad behaviour.) Has the Court ordered Mr. Norheim to apologize to those he harmed?

Former Hinton judge let go over ‘rude and bullying’ behaviour loses bid for reappointment by Jonny Wakefield, June 26, 2021, Edmonton Journal A former Alberta judge denied a reappointment over his courtroom behaviour and views regarding Indigenous people and abuse … Continue reading

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Thank you, Polly Higgins! Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide.

Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide, Draft law is intended to prosecute offences against the environment by Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent, Jun 22, 2021, The Guardian Legal experts from across the globe have drawn up a … Continue reading

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“Utter disgust” at retired judge Brian Giesbrecht’s “filth” telling us “to move on” from 215 Indigenous children found in unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School. “He is the disease.” A despicable Canadian Caveman. “I worry about how he may have injected his incredibly biased views against Indigenous people during his time as a judge in Manitoba. I am thoroughly disgusted.”

Winnipeg Sun Contributes to the Denial of the Atrocities Experienced by Indigenous Children Forced to Attend Residential Schools June 11, 2021 Mr. Mark Hamm, Editor-in-ChiefWinnipeg Sun1700 Church AvenueWinnipeg, MB R2X 3A2 Re: Winnipeg Sun contributes to the denial of the … Continue reading

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“Bankruptcy for Profit.” How bankruptcy lets companies walk from clean up. CAPP/AER/OWA’s Plan all along? “They’re just looting what remains and leaving us with the financial and environmental fallout.”

How bankruptcy lets oil and gas companies evade cleanup rules; “It’s basically bankruptcy for profit” by Naveena Sadasivam, Jun 07, 2021, Grist A battle over who is responsible for cleaning up hundreds of oil and gas rigs in the Gulf … Continue reading

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USA: “Law” makers that don’t know the law or intentionally abuse it? Or, just more of the same “rule of law” when it suits them? Federal judge says Senate Republicans had no legal right to sue to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission’s frac ban.

Federal judge throws out lawsuit to overturn fracking ban at Delaware River, The suit was filed a month before the Delaware River Basin Commission decided to officially ban fracking by WNEP Web Staff, AP, June 11, 2021, 16WNEP WAYNE COUNTY, … Continue reading

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More set-up to hang Canadian taxpayers with frac’d gas clean up? Tourmaline buys Black Swan with $350 Million debt. What about AER’s five charges against Tourmaline for 2018 sour gas release that reportedly harmed human health? Much “natural” gas in NEBC is sour.

Why did the main media leave out AER’s charges against Tourmaline? If anyone knows the outcome of the Court hearing Feb 19, 2020 in Grand Prairie, please let me know. Thank you. As natural gas prices sizzle, Tourmaline buys Black … Continue reading

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