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Levant v DeMelle 2022 ONCA 79
The ONCA dismissed appeals by Rebel Media and Ezra Levant.


P1 v. XYZ School, 2021 ONCA 901
For the purposes of appellate jurisdiction (under s. 6 of the ON Courts of Justice Act), a sealing order...


The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. and Callidus Capital Corporation v. West Face Capital Inc. et al., 2021 ONSC 7957
The ONSC  has dismissed Catalyst Capital Group Inc.’s lawsuits against seven parties, including the Wall Street Journal and a...


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Canada (Border Services Agency), 2021 NSPC 48
The NSPC finds that the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights can apply to unsealing applications.

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ICYMI: The NS Court of Appeal is livestreaming this morning's proceedings. The Crown is appealing the appropriateness of a conditional sentence for a man convicted of assault with a weapon & criminal negligence causing bodily harm. Tune in at 10 am AST: https://www.courts.ns.ca/Webcasts/webcasts_live.htm

This is an important article by @Paulatics — I know how exhausted everyone is of bad, serious news, but this is bad, serious news and we should pay more attention to this. Live now at @the_lineca, no paywall. Read and share! https://theline.substack.com/p/paula-simons-the-government-is-trying?s=w

In April 2021, Shawn Hynes received an 18-month conditional sentence for assault with a weapon & criminal negligence causing bodily harm against Nhlanhla Dlamini. The Crown is appealing & the NS Court of Appeal will livestream the proceedings on May 26: https://www.courts.ns.ca/documents/NSCA_Webcasting_Advisory_Hynes_05_24_22.pdf

A Florida Appeals Court delivered a win to Internet users and upheld the #FirstAmendment in a ruling on Florida’s #socialmedia law. @CCIAnet and @NetChoice brought the legal challenge. CCIA’s @MSchruers explains:

https://www.ccianet.org/2022/05/appeals-court-affirms-unconstitutionality-of-key-provisions-of-floridas-social-media-law/

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