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Par Constance Backhouse, Nancy Backhouse. 2004
In 1922, Elizabeth Bethune Campbell, a Toronto-born socialite, began a fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment over her mother's will,…and to prove that her uncle had stolen funds from her mother's estate. In 1930, as a non-lawyer and Canadian, she argued her case before the Privy Council in London - the first woman to do so. This is an annotated reprint of her self-published account of her campaign. 2004.
Par Peter James McCormick. 2000
Until 1949, court decisions in Canada were open to Britain for appeal. Since then, the Supreme Court has emerged as…a powerful Canadian institution. The author tells the story of how the Court evolved and describes many of the well-known personalities who have sat on the bench. He also provides a portrait of the major events and daily life of the Court over the last five decades of the 20th century. 2000.
Par David W Shannon. 2007
The right to dignity for all is explicitly recognized in Canadian law; in practice a variety of individuals and groups…have been excluded from the concern and respect that their nature as persons demands. Prominent among these excluded groups are members of the disabled community, who are marginalized by a society that regularly neglects to recognize their needs, capacities, and merits as individuals. Shannon identifies the social and attitudinal barriers still present in Canadian society today, and cites the factors needed to reverse the process of exclusion. 2007.
Par Kathleen Ann Lahey, Kevin Alderson. 2004
Describes both the experiences of same-sex couples who have been able to marry, and the stories behind the scenes that…explain how the legal battle was won. Using legal history and interviews, the authors investigate the two sides of this process. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.
Par Jack Batten. 1984
Traces Robinette's career from his beginnings as a litigation lawyer, to his successes as a civil lawyer in cases involving…such corporate giants as E.P. Taylor, and his participation in the new Canadian constitution. c1984.
Par Alex MacDonald. 1999
Macdonald, a former British Columbia attorney general, argues that natural justice is being thwarted in Canada's courts. Clogged courtrooms, procedural…wrangling and ill-considered legislation, such as the Young Offender's Act, are causing criminals to go free as lawyers jockey for victory instead of justice. Macdonald offers his solutions to these problems in his sometimes humourously written, politically neutral book. 1999.
Par Thomas R Berger. 2002
Tom Berger is best known for championing aboriginal rights, including early advocacy work that led to the precedent-setting Nisga'a Accord,…but he has also often represented those not well served by the legal and legislative status quo. In a career that spans four decades, Berger has taken on the challenge of many controversial cases in order to test or transform the application of justice within the law. c2002.
Par Sylvain Larocque. 2005
Certains l'ont vu comme le plus important débat social de notre époque, c'est en tout cas une question déchirante, sur…laquelle ont d se pencher la plupart des pays occidentaux. Ce livre raconte l'histoire inédite du mariage gai au Canada : la bataille des arguments juridiques et politiques, les stratégies secrètes et surtout les jeux de coulisses qui ont conduit à cette nouvelle avancée des droits de la personne. 2006.
Par Farley Mowat. 1985
In 1985, when Mowat tried to enter the United States for a book promotion tour, he was barred by the…McCarran Act, a 1952 law enacted during the McCarthy era. This book, told with outraged but good humour, describes Mowat's fight against the ban. 1985.
Les juges, quand éclatent les mythes: une radiographie de la crise (Collection Partis Pris Actuels #Vol. 3)
Par Rodolphe Morissette. 1994
Un reporter judiciaire livre ici une analyse pénétrante de la crise qui secoue la magistrature au Québec. Jamais a-t-on vu,…au cours de la dernière décennie, autant de mythes entourant la magistrature tomber les uns après les autres. Une suite d'affaires récentes touchant les juges et la gestion des tribunaux a provoqué de vives réactions dans l'opinion publique. Quel rôle jouent les médias dans ce phénomène? "La saison de la chasse aux juges est ouverte" s'exclamait l'honorable André Brossard. Qui sont donc nos juges? De quels groupes d'intérêts sont-ils issus? Comment sont-ils désignés? Quel régime de sanctions encadre leur conduite? Voilà autant de questions auxquelles l'auteur fournit des explications sobres. 1994.
Par Jim Obergefell, Debbie Cenziper. 2016
In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking…as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its centre. This is a story of law and love--and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered. 2016.
The right to remain silent is one of the most easily recognized and oft-quoted constitutional rights in American culture, yet…there is widespread misunderstanding about the right and the protections promised under the Fifth Amendment. Dershowitz reveals precisely why our Fifth Amendment rights matter and how they are being reshaped, limited, and in some cases revoked in the wake of 9/11. 2008.
Par Jack Batten, Marjorie Harris. 1987
Easy-to-follow handbook that outlines the common legal problems which every Canadian faces. Discusses such subjects as choosing a lawyer, preparing…a will, getting married, going to court, and buying a house. c1987.
Par Neal Boortz, John Linder, Rob Woodall. 2008
In 2005, radio show host Boortz and Georgia congressman Linder wrote "The FairTax Book", presenting a plan designed to eliminate…federal taxes and the IRS and jump-start the U.S. economy. This follow-up offers new insights, and debunks the negative myths and misrepresentations of their idea. The plan enables Americans to keep all the money in their paychecks; eliminates the fraud, hassle, and waste of the current system; and revolutionizes the way America pays for itself. 2008.
Par Edward Lazarus. 1998
The author, a Supreme Court law clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun in 1988-89, recounts the methods and procedures the justices…use in arriving at a decision. Now a federal prosecutor, Lazarus contends that politics has taken the place of debate and compromise. He analyzes court cases to illustrate his concerns. 1998.
Par Mary Ann Glendon. 2001
Discusses Mrs. Roosevelt's role in the development of the first document to define worldwide human rights. Describes her chairmanship of…the drafting committee and her diplomacy to ensure the Declaration's ratification in 1948. Quotes diaries, letters, and memoirs of the committee members to explain how consensus was reached. c2001.
Par Danièle Delisle. 1992
Par Danièle Delisle. 1992
Par Francine Marceau, Clément Marquis. 1990
Par A. B McKillop. 2000
This volume examines the mystery behind Florence Deeks' 1925 lawsuit, which claimed that H. G. Wells plagiarized her manuscript in…the writing of his international best-seller The Outline of History. In this exploration, McKillop introduces several sources, including renowned publishers, editors, lawyers, judges, and others, who come forward in this work to offer an account of one of the most notorious literary legal battles of the 20th century. 2000.