Law of the United Kingdom

SCC Ruling a Victory for Working Women

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:19pm

This victory came on the heels of a hard-fought 15-year battle by the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA).

Key Points: 
  • This victory came on the heels of a hard-fought 15-year battle by the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA).
  • Canadas unions extend our congratulations and thanks to the ONA and all the hard-working activists whose resilience and persistence made this win possible.
  • Sometimes the road to progress is long, but this victory is another sign that working people, together, can accomplish so much.
  • It is a good day for working women.

Watch: NCLA Video Explains Why U.S. Supreme Court Must Resolve Chevron Deference Discord

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:14pm

Today, NCLA, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, released a video highlighting the sweeping implications for agency deference at stake in the lawsuit, Aposhian v. Garland, et al.

Key Points: 
  • Today, NCLA, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, released a video highlighting the sweeping implications for agency deference at stake in the lawsuit, Aposhian v. Garland, et al.
  • Twenty states and prominent civil rights groups have filed amicus briefs in support of NCLAs cert.
  • But Justice Gorsuch issued an opinion in which he said these are very important issues for Supreme Court review and resolution.
  • We hope the Court is going to say yes, its time to clear up this confusion and answer these issues.

The History of Vaccine Mandates in the US Military, States, and Public Schools Dates Back Over 200 Years, per the A-Mark Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.

Key Points: 
  • There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.
  • We also found that all 50 states currently require vaccinations for viruses such as polio, measles, and rubella for students in K-12 public schools."
  • While all 50 states have had mandated vaccine requirements since 1980 or earlier, there are some exemptions allowed.
  • "We hope that our report will add to available information on vaccine mandates, which should allow people to make more informed decisions about this contentious issue."

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Receives Court Approval for Arrangement with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:26pm

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain customary closing conditions.

Key Points: 
  • Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain customary closing conditions.
  • WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established pursuant to a declaration of trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario.
  • Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws.
  • The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the REITs expectations as of the date hereof, and is subject to change after such date.

Justice Clarence Thomas Bestselling Memoir "My Grandfather's Son" Released as Audiobook and on Kindle

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 8:01pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Justice Clarence Thomas gives listeners and readers a glimpse into his astonishing journey from poverty in Pinpoint, Georgia to the United States Supreme Court in his New York Times bestselling memoir "My Grandfather's Son" now just released as an Audiobook and on Kindle.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Justice Clarence Thomas gives listeners and readers a glimpse into his astonishing journey from poverty in Pinpoint, Georgia to the United States Supreme Court in his New York Times bestselling memoir "My Grandfather's Son" now just released as an Audiobook and on Kindle.
  • The new audio book offers readers to hear the usually silent Justice reading his memoir directly.
  • I am thrilled that new readers, young and old, will hear Justice Thomas tell his inspiring story, now available for the first time in these new formats."
  • Carrie Severino, former Justice Thomas Supreme Court clerk: "My Grandfather's Son was published the year I clerked for Justice Thomas, and I remember how amazing it was to hear his voice telling those stories.

Orea Provides Update on Appeal Status of Montagne d'Or Gold Deposit Mining Titles

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:57pm

The French Government had until September 17, 2021 to file a second and final appeal to the French Supreme Court(Conseil d'Etat).

Key Points: 
  • The French Government had until September 17, 2021 to file a second and final appeal to the French Supreme Court(Conseil d'Etat).
  • Orea is a leading gold exploration and development company operating in a prospective and underexplored segment of the Guiana Shield, South America.
  • Its mission is to develop gold deposits with a reduced environmental footprint using innovative technologies, upholding the highest international standards for responsible mining.
  • In French Guiana, Orea holds a major interest in the world-class Montagne d'Or mine development project and is also advancing the Maripa gold exploration project.

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 99.37% of Votes Cast by Shareholders Voted in Favour of Arrangement With Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 8:26pm

Of the votes cast at the Meeting with respect to the Arrangement, a total of 56,252,960 Units were voted in favour of the Arrangement, representing approximately 99.37% of the votes cast on the special resolution approving the Arrangement.

Key Points: 
  • Of the votes cast at the Meeting with respect to the Arrangement, a total of 56,252,960 Units were voted in favour of the Arrangement, representing approximately 99.37% of the votes cast on the special resolution approving the Arrangement.
  • Completion of the Transaction remains subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including Court approval.
  • WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established pursuant to a declaration of trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario.
  • The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the REITs expectations as of the date hereof, and is subject to change after such date.

American Judiciary's Highest Honor Bestowed on Judge Julia Smith Gibbons

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:00am

In selectingJudge Gibbonsfor this honor, Justice Gorsuch said, "Judge Julia Gibbons is a trailblazer and role model in the legal profession.

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  • In selectingJudge Gibbonsfor this honor, Justice Gorsuch said, "Judge Julia Gibbons is a trailblazer and role model in the legal profession.
  • Justice Gorsuch emphasized that Judge Gibbons' deep commitmentto public service and the rule of lawin her home state, on theU.S.
  • In 1981, the Tennessee governor appointed Judge Gibbons to the TennesseeCircuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, making her the first female trial judge in the state.
  • Therefore, early next year, a special dinner will be held at the Supreme Court to personally honor Judge Gibbons and the 2020 honoree, Judge Rya W. Zobel.

Over 400,000 Americans Join First Liberty Institute’s Coalition Urging President’s Commission to Reject Radical Court-Packing

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 5:45pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, First Liberty Institute submitted a public comment to the Presidential Commission on Supreme Court of the United States (Commission) on behalf of over 400,000 Americans.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, First Liberty Institute submitted a public comment to the Presidential Commission on Supreme Court of the United States (Commission) on behalf of over 400,000 Americans.
  • The comment, authored by First Liberty Institute and signed by leaders including former Attorney General Ed Meese, Rev.
  • Jackson, Penny Nance, Daniel Garza, and others warns that the court-reform proposals debated by the Commission are dangerous, threatening religious liberty, and undermining judicial independence.
  • The Washington Examiner , in June, reported that a supermajority (69%) of voters reject any proposed court reform measure requiring a constitutional amendment.

Sovereignty Is Not for Sale: NCLA Challenges Congress’ Seizure of States’ Taxing Authority

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:07am

Simply put, Congress cannot purchase states sovereign power of taxation.

Key Points: 
  • Simply put, Congress cannot purchase states sovereign power of taxation.
  • The stimulus package offers approximately $200 billion to states to assist with recovery from the economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NCLA filed an amicus brief in State of Ohio v. United States Department of the Treasury, et al.
  • NCLA released the following statements:
    In the boldest power grab in recent history, Congress is attempting to seize state taxing authority from the states and coerce them not to reduce taxes.