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Archive for July, 2006

Slacking

Holidays Act
R.S., 1985, c. H-5

1. This Act may be cited as the Holidays Act.

2. (1) July 1, not being a Sunday, is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of “Canada Day”.

(2) When July 1 is a Sunday, July 2 is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of “Canada Day”.

And Monday, too, pretty much. . . . [more]

Posted in: Miscellaneous

A Remarkable Story on the Roberts’ Court

Even though this is the week when the media are contemplating the wider constitutional implications of the stinging defeat for the Bush administration in the Hamdan case, I cannot recall any end-of-term assessment of a supreme court of appeal similar to today’s NYT. Not merely the lead on the front page, but 2 full pages inside with detailed examinations of the court voting record on the major public law cases.

I found the graphics particularly helpful – one tidbit: Chief Justice Roberts voted with Justice Scalia in all but one case.

It would be nice if the same . . . [more]

Posted in: Miscellaneous