Earlier, I read the following editorial posting at the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/opinion/police-respect-squandered-in-attacks-on-de-blasio.html?_r=0. As former counsel to a prominent police union, and as the recipient of an award for my services to police labour efforts, I feel that I need to comment on the recent efforts made by the police unions representing police officers at NYPD. First, I will reaffirm my extraordinary respect for most police officers: I have seen first-hand the difficulties of police in both attempting to protect the public, as well as to maintain respect from the public and — as members of unions — the manage
A few years back, I broke free of Facebook. There were — and remain — several concerns over lack of privacy associated with that website. However, in an effort to further expand the targeted audience of this blog, I have now re-registered. So, we will see how it goes — I have been careful to only include a few discreet facts about me. Hopefully, this will also make me more available to my preexisting and future clients. Onward ….
No, this is not the typical blog post on this Site. However, it was a noteworthy issue, raising images of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas’ dissenting opinion in Sierra Club v. Morton, as well as an old episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. So, to start, an Argentinian court has granted a petition for a writ of habeas corpus to a 29-year old Sumatran orangutan, named Sandra. No, this is not a funny event, but rather one of significant interest into the sentient rights of other creatures. Recently, a New York court rejected a similar bid involving a chimpanzee. The Argentinian Court, in Sandra’s case, noted her significant level of co
Although I will rarely post on anything concerning an ongoing case, I thought that it would be appropriate to post this solid result. A client will now be home for Christmas with his loving family. I will be continuing to work very hard to vindicate this client — wrongfully accused. As always, going against the Crown can be exceptionally challenging. In the current case, the Crown has — been conducting its own investigation for the past eight years. Time to get to work!
I was unaware of the following article being published. It constitutes the first-time that I have received publicity in since my resettling in Atlantic Canada. It is a well-written article, that was published in Frank magazine on October 20, 2014. I have known the reporter, Guy Pothier, for approximately a year. He is an extraordinarily well-read and decent individual. Guy and I met, as he notes in the article, through our respective associate memberships in the Royal Artillery Park Officers’ Mess. Through various discussions, he published the following article, below. No, perhaps, it is not the New York Times, and it does not necessarily provide my