Clayton Ruby, criminal lawyer, has died at age 80

Clayton Ruby, criminal lawyer, has died at age 80

Clayton Ruby, one of Canada’s best known criminal lawyers, activists and civil rights champions, has died at the age of 80, his Toronto law firm confirmed Wednesday. The Toronto native died peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family, read a post on the Twitter account belonging to his law firm Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe. The … Read more

Horror author Stephen King testifies against $2bn Penguin merger | Arts and Culture News

Horror author Stephen King testifies against bn Penguin merger |  Arts and Culture News

The proposed deal could see the biggest book publisher, Penguin, take over Simon & Schuster, which is the fourth largest. By Sabrina WillmerBloomberg Published On 2 Aug 2022Aug 2, 2022 Best-selling horror author Stephen King tested against Penguin Random House’s proposed $2.18 billion acquisition of Simon & Schuster, saying it would weaken competition in the … Read more

US Sen. Lindsey Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

US Sen.  Lindsey Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

US Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., listens during a hearing on the fiscal year 2023 budget for the FBI in Washington, on May 25.Ting Shen/The Associated Press US Sen. Lindsey Graham is challenging a subpoena to testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others broke any laws when they tried … Read more

Militia member given longest prison sentence to date for US Capitol attack

Militia member given longest prison sentence to date for US Capitol attack

FILE – This artist sketch depicts Guy Wesley Reffitt, joined by his lawyer William Welch, right, in Federal Court, in Washington, on Feb. 28, 2022.Dana Verkourteren/The Associated Press An associate of the far-right Three Percenters militia was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Monday for joining a mob of former President Donald … Read more

Supreme Court rules ignoring a partner’s request to wear condom could qualify as sexual assault

Supreme Court rules ignoring a partner’s request to wear condom could qualify as sexual assault

The Supreme Court of Canada, in Ottawa, in 2021.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press If a person doesn’t use a condom during sex despite being required to do so by their partner, they could be guilty of sexual assault, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a decision that scholars and lawyers are calling extremely significant. The … Read more

Russia Today loses fight against EU ban, Moscow warns of retaliation

Russia Today loses fight against EU ban, Moscow warns of retaliation

A Russia Today (RT) television broadcast van is seen parked in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin next to Red Square in Moscow.MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images State-controlled media outlet Russia Today on Wednesday lost its court fight against a European Union ban imposed in March over alleged disinformation, prompting the Kremlin to warn of … Read more

British parents lose life-support battle over 12-year-old son

British parents lose life-support battle over 12-year-old son

People walk toward the Royal London Hospital, in London, on May 5, 2018.PETER NICHOLLS/Reuters The parents of a 12-year-old boy who was left in a comatose state after suffering “catastrophic” brain damage lost a court appeal Monday to stop doctors from ending life support for their son. Three Court of Appeal judges delivered a ruling … Read more

A hit man got a 60-day pass to Toronto. His wife says he shouldn’t come back

A hit man got a 60-day pass to Toronto.  His wife says he shouldn’t come back

The wife of convicted hit man Charles Gagne says she’s afraid. “I’m terrified right now and I have every reason to be,” Melissa Gagne said in one of several recent interviews. The GTA mother said she split from her husband during a recent 60-day release from prison, which ended on Sunday, July 17. Gagne was … Read more

Judge in Twitter v. Musk made rare ruling: ordering a deal to close

Judge in Twitter v.  Musk made rare ruling: ordering a deal to close

The judge overseeing Twitter Inc.’s TWTR-N $44 billion lawsuit against Elon Musk has a no-nonsense reputation as well as the distinction of being one of the few jurists who has ever ordered a reluctant buyer to close a US corporate merger. Kathaleen McCormick took over the role of chancellor or chief judge of the Court … Read more

Yonge St. van attack killer appeals murder convictions

Yonge St. van attack killer appeals murder convictions

The man who committed the Yonge St. van attack in 2018, Toronto’s worst mass killing, is appealing his conviction 10 ten counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. In a notice of appeal filed this week, Alek Minassian argues Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy “misapprehended the expert evidence before her and/or made … Read more