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Society

Migrants can now appeal detention to a judge

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that migrants who face long detentions can appeal for freedom before a judge. Currently, people who are not citizens can only argue before an immigration tribunal and those decisions are subject to limited» 

Immigration & Refugees

Judge slams Canada’s system for detention of asylum seekers

A judge has set free a refugee claimant and called the system for detaining some asylum seekers arbitrary and Kafkaesque. This refers to a book written by Franz Kafka which describes a senseless and menacingly complex justice system. A judge» 

Society

Judge with Trump hat no longer hearing cases

A Canadian judge who wore a hat bearing the words “Make America Great Again” in court is not being assigned cases anymore. Justice Bernd Zabel drew numerous complaints when he walked into a courtroom in Hamilton, Ontario wearing the hat» 

International, Politics, Society

Judge to be investigated for wearing Trump hat

A Canadian judge has apologized for wearing to court a hat which was a symbol of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign, but that will not stop an investigation into the incident, reports The Globe and Mail. The newspaper revealed that» 

Society

Judge overrules last will-“contrary to public policy”

When is a last will and testament not valid? A judge in the Superior Court of Ontario has ruled that a trustee is not required to carry out the last wishes when it runs contrary to public policy. In this»