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Hon. Claire l'heureux-Dube was about to retire and I offered 700 words on her career and her critics. The Law and Order Judge   (Globe & Mail - Jun 2002)

The Zimbabwe Government systematically will destroy the independence of the judges unless somebody stops it. Zimbabwe   (Globe & Mail - Feb 2001)

The Supreme Court said that a juror does not understand the meaning of reasonable doubt without instruction. I do not buy that. A reasonable doubt about reasonable doubt?   (G & M - Nov 2000)

TV in the Courtroom? I encourage the adventure. TV in the Courtroom   (Globe & Mail - Jul 2000)

More on the question whether judges should be criticised as 'activist' for interpreting the Charter. Are Judge's Activists?   (Globe & Mail)

A comment on the sudden resignation of a Chief Justice. Why Did Chief Justice Williams Retire? (Globe & Mail - Feb 11 2000)

The problem of crime, and the problem of how to react to crime. Are you a symbolist or a realist? Conditional Sentencing   (Globe & Mail - Feb 3 2000)

A lawyer called on Justice Michel Bastarache to step down from a case because he was counsel on earlier cases with similar issues. I urged him not to recuse. Recusals   (Globe & Mail - Nov 24 1999)

The office of Chief Judge Justice should be for a term of years. The Role of Chief Justices   (Globe & Mail - Oct 1999)

What is it like to be on the gossip list for consideration for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada? This has a perennial message. SCC Appointment Process   (Globe & Mail - Sep 1999)

A few words about an old friend. Arbour Appointment   (Globe & Mail - Jun 14 1999)

Are judges 'activist' and 'power-crazy' when they interpret the Charter, or are they simply doing the job assigned to them by the people of Canada? The Charter-haters love to blame the judges for the Charter. Same-sex Parentage case   (Globe & Mail - May 1999)

After being criticized in a decision by the Supreme Court, Judge John W. McClung of the Alberta Court of appeal fired back in an interview with a newspaper. The response was howls for his removal. Was that fair? McClung Affair   (Globe & Mail - Mar 11 1999)


Differences that Count (Greenwood, Toronto, 1994) The book is about differences between USA and Canada. My chapter dealt with legal systems. Two Nations Under Law   (1999)


The Maddison Lecture, a public lecture, is sponsored each year in the Yukon to honour Harry Maddison, who for many years was the sole resident Supreme Court Judge in the Yukon. Should Judges Make Law?   (1999)