Alex Schadenberg: A very dangerous euthanasia ruling

ADF attorneys secure renewed protections for believers abroad

“Am I an executioner or am I a surgeon?”

Stockland: Court’s assisted-suicide ruling raises prospect of ‘kill at will’

Physician-assisted death in Canada: Carter v Canada (AG)

Judicial death and the church: Assisted suicide in Canada

    Juicy Ecumenism: Canada’s top court has effectively overturned its nation’s laws against assisted suicide, overriding longstanding legislation of Canada’s elected representatives and a thousand years of Common Law, not to mention even more ancient understandings about human life rooted in millennia of Jewish and Christian teaching, which is no little thing. But fully self-actualized philosopher kings and queens in judicial robes may do so cavalierly, because they are the vanguard of the ever progressing radically autonomous individual, who is subject to no normative reality and may endlessly reimagine truth contingent only on need.

  • Posted: 02/11/2015
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Supreme Court rules Canadians have right to doctor-assisted suicide

Canadian court kills ban on doctor-assisted suicide

Canada’s highest court has overturned ban on assisted suicide

Gov’t power being used to force secularization

Canada strikes down ban on assisted suicide, says it violates right to life

Canadian Supreme Court opens very narrow door to doctor-prescribed death

Canadian disability rights activist implores Supreme Court not to strike down Canada’s laws prohibiting assisted suicide

Space enough for all: Nova Scotia Supreme Court makes decision on Trinity Western University Law School

Protecting doctors’ freedom of conscience

Euthanasia: A personal perspective

Human rights complaint against Ontario school board filed by atheist

Update: Religious freedom and a Canadian law school

Judge’s tough decision lectures about church rights and protections from ‘power of the state’ in huge win for Christian law school battling for survival

Sexual-behavior rules can’t disqualify Canadian law school from accreditation

Canadian court upholds religious freedom of law students

Twenty seven years ago today, Canada allowed unlimited abortions up to birth for any reason

Trinity Western law students OK to practise in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Supreme Court rules in favour of Christian university in B.C.

Tough times for Christian lawyers up north

Concerns growing as Canadian Supreme Court set to rule on assisted suicide

Law society council upholds Trinity Western accreditation

Charlie Hebdo attack spurs effort to abolish Canada’s blasphemy law

Canadian Mennonites officiate first same-sex wedding

‘A day of shame’: New Brunswick premier scraps abortion regulations to ‘improve access’

Want to stop abortions in Canada? Volunteer at a pregnancy center

Sex-selection abortions are perfectly legal in Canada

B.C. lawyers vote against Christian law school grads

Assisted Suicide debate masks disability prejudice

A right to euthanasia?

Christian graduate gets obscene job rejection letter

The largest pro-life display in Canadian history ignored by media

A married mom and dad really do matter: New evidence from Canada

Questions remain about polygamy law as charges laid against men from B.C. sect

After twenty years, Morgentaler abortion clinic shutting down in Fredericton

Canadian doctors should not be forced to do abortions or provide birth control

Canadian town boots Chick-fil-A leadership conference over restaurant’s marriage stance

Canada: Trans kids referred to as ‘xe’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’

B.C. lawyers vote against religious school

Canadian legal societies refuse to recognize Christian law school grads

Ontario law society votes against accrediting graduates of Religious B.C. university

Law Grads from Trinity Western University will not be allowed to practice in Ontario

Energy plant reportedly burning medical waste–including aborted babies–for energy

    Following a LifeNews report that received national attention, the Marion County Board of Commissioners issued a statement indicating it will temporarily halt all burning of “medical waste” while it investigates. Today the Marion County Board of Commissioners is holding an emergency meeting to determine how the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility was authorized to burn medicate “waste” that includes the remains of aborted babies.

  • Posted: 04/24/2014
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Catholic teacher’s union to march in pride parade, Cardinal critical

Pro-life protests near schools concern Vancouver parents

Lawyers challenge B.C. approval of Trinity Western law school

Pro-life, pro-marriage advocates arrested at Canadian university

Trinity Western law school approved in B.C. despite “gay rights” dispute

Religious Calgary school threatens to expel “immoral” staff, students

Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Quebec election results scuttle controversial parts of proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, Ontario court rules

“Canada’s right-to-die debate almost over, doctors say”

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

Religious freedom defenders in Ottawa

Canadian court certifies class action against Anglican boarding school for abuse of students

Canada: PQ vows to use Charter protection for religious ban

Canada: Harper says he will “respect” Supreme Court’s blocking of Nadon

Canada: Conservatives won’t rule out another attempt to reappoint Nadon

Canada: “Catholic school student takes complaint of gay discrimination to human rights tribunal”

Lev Tahor children remain with parents ahead of Guatemalan court hearing

Canada: Supreme Court to rule Friday on Nadon’s appointment

The Virtues of Law in the Politics of Religious Freedom | Journal of Law and Religion

    Berger, Benjamin L., The Virtues of Law in the Politics of Religious Freedom (2013). Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2014, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

    The moral force and capacity for inspiration of both religion and politics alike arise in part from the sense that they authentically map the world as we find it, yielding claims about how it should be. This paper asks what role we might imagine for law in this “hyper-real” world of religion and politics, arguing that law can display distinctive virtues linked to its capacity for strategic agnosticism about the real. Applying Sunstein’s idea of “incompletely theorized agreements” to the politics of religious freedom, the paper examines the role of law as a tool of adhesion in two very different constitutional settings – Canada and Israel – and argues for modesty as a functional virtue in law and legal process. Viewed in this way, law draws its worth from its tolerance for ambiguity, its sub-theoretical nature, and its pragmatic proceduralism, seeking to sustain political community in the presence of normative diversity, rather than speaking truth to difference.

  • Posted: 03/18/2014
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