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How will the Supreme Court rule in the fight over Donald Trump’s taxes?

SINCE 1976 every American president has willingly made at least some tax information public—and other than Gerald Ford, who released only summaries, all have shared at least one year of their returns with the public. Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to release his, too, but nearly three years into his presidency, the public has seen […]

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Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi rally

As hundreds of supporters cheered, Trump delivered a crude imitation of Ford from her testimony, in which she vividly described a violent sexual assault by Kavanaugh in the early 1980s but admitted that details of the time and place were lost to memory. Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 20 women, […]

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Travel ban ruling: judges refuse to reinstate Trump’s order

The judges said the government had failed to make a case that there was an urgent need to block travellers from the seven Muslim-majority countries on the travel ban list from entering the US: Although we agree that ‘the government’s interest in combating terrorism is an urgent objective of the highest order’ … the government […]

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Public has no right to access PM’s agenda, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court of Canada has turned back an attempt to let the public see information held by top elected officials in the federal government. The decision means that daily agendas produced by the prime minister and his cabinet are not subject to public scrutiny. The court said that the federal Information Commissioner incorrectly argued […]

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Two Supreme Court judges announce retirement

An article in the Globe and Mail today: “The Supreme Court of Canada is facing a significant “void” as two of its judges – Mr. Justice Ian Binnie and Madam Justice Louise Charron – announced their impending retirements. In a release from the court Friday, Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin announced that Justice Charron’s retirement will […]