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Proposed criminal law changes threaten vulnerable, legal clinic head warns

Proposed amendments to Canada’s criminal law may end up barring law students from representing vulnerable clients in criminal courts, warns the head of Western University’s legal clinic. “This is a ... read more

Death’s midwife helps terminally ill Canadians end their lives

Whether von Fuchs is breaching Canadian criminal law prohibiting “assisted suicide ... in one case a Swiss medical clinic called Dignitas that specializes in legal assisted suicides. In each case, he ... read more

‘There’s No Detox When You’re Dead’: Boston Wants Users To Get High Under Medical Supervision

Put simply, SPOT is a room for drug addicts to ride out their high under medical supervision ... SPOT: legal supervised injection facilities (SIFs), which allow visitors to inject illicit drugs as ... read more

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South Africa: Power and Crisis - Why SA's Watchdogs Are More Bark Than Bite

The body can, however, sue parties that don't implement recommendations, says Sasha Stevenson, the head of health at legal nonprofit Section27 ... conditions at Lindela, MSF proposed to station a ... read more

Meet the Leaders of the Trump Resistance

“We expect them to stretch the definition of ‘criminal ... Trump’s threat to jail and revoke the citizenship of flag-burners is “unconstitutional and contrary to established law,” Romero says. But ... read more

What Is the Fate of the First Amendment in the Digital Age?

It draws a vivid contrast between the whistleblower—human, paranoid, fugitive, vulnerable ... and subtle and indirect threats can sometimes be more perilous than overt and direct ones. With this in ... read more

WDBJ in Roanoke wrestles with a tragedy that is forcing new ways to do the job

As the uncertainty of the satellite link ratchets up, producer Kimberly Pinckney Eller, sitting behind Bolton in the control room, warns the anchor in the ... which owns WDBJ (and also the South Bend ... read more

Richard Kachkar: how a cop killer was found not criminally responsible

Enshrined in Section 16 of our Criminal Code, the NCR defence comes with a strict legal ... the changes could be vulnerable to a challenge under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because of its ... read more

Abortion debate: MPs have their say in State Parliament

“The current law does not do that. “I believe the proposed laws will ... the strength to stand up to those threats within their party,” she said. “I fundamentally believe it should not be considered a ... read more

Chipping Away at Choice: Five Growing Threats to Women’s Healthcare Access and Autonomy

In Texas, a TRAP law proposed in early 2013 would require abortion clinics to adhere ... refusal of service or criminal liability. These bans are virtually impossible to enforce; they only make it ... read more

For More Than 30 Years, Kim Bradley Hid From Her Husband

He'd tell me he wanted to strangle me or to rip my head off." On Sept ... Merle Weiner, director of the domestic violence clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law, says the legal standard ... read more

Houston doctor charged in murder-for-hire plot goes to trial

Mack proposed ... threaten her… But then … he would say to me, "If she does not understand that, then you do what you have to do." Det. Javier: She was under the belief that I was going to carjack him ... read more

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