Thursday, May 21, 2009

Damn you Peter Hogg

How can a 1436-page book be the "abridged" version? And how did the publishers know to keep everything except the chapters I might actually need? And why does the index still refer to the chapters that have been deleted?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Have a Legal Question

My employer needs to know whether Superior Courts in Britain had inherent jurisdiction over all criminal charges as of the date of Canadian Confederation.

Specifically, we're interested in inherent jurisdiction over straight summary conviction offences (like s. 4(5) of the CDSA, simple possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana). My instructions included this direction:

"I think the issue boils down to the fact that Superior Courts in Canada have the same inherent jurisdiction as the British Superior Courts did at Confederation - I just need to know the scope of that jurisdiction at Confederation."

Thoughts? I'd hate to have to open a book for this.

Dream girl so beautiful, lips all crummy / Skin like asphalt, nose so runny

Today a woman came into the video remand courtroom wearing a shirt that read "My [heart] belongs to what's-his-name".

Later her cell phone rang during open court (you didn't think she had a cell phone?) and she went "aw, shit!"

I missed this.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sitting on the porch / Cursing the neighbourhood kids / Adulthood is bliss

My exams are over and so, almost, is a week of sloth. My Toronto apartment is sublet(ted?) to, of all things, a second-year U of A law student who has a job on Bay St this summer and so may be presumed not to read this blog. Tomorrow I leave TO. I am headed back to the London Federal Crown for the summer. I hope this yields many more opportunities to use the Dirty Skids tag.

Now my feet are cold and it's time to sit or get off the porch.
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