— Sonia Lawrence (@OsgoodeIFLS) March 7, 2014
and one of them is former Federal Minister Vic Toews. No information on whether any of the new appointments are indigenous, visible minorities or disabled because why would there be any information on that. Although I would guess that the answer is no in 7/7 cases.
Prof. Cunliffe visited York a long time ago (November 2013, my apologies for being so behind, here is the original announcement) & gave a talk as part of the Socio-Legal Studies Speaker Series about work she and Prof. Deb Parkes are doing on Wrongful Convictions & Women. Provides interesting overview of studies of wrongful convictions generally and identifies ways that the parameters and discourse of the field may exclude consideration of women’s experiences of wrongful conviction.
Possible teaching tool – or of course for your own edification.More >
“I think all of us have to acknowledge that we are both insiders and outsiders – that depending on the situation at different moments, we can be an insider or outsider to a racial event. We can be insiders or outsiders to something having to do with sexual orientation. This is historical consciousness, a self-awareness of where power is and how it is being invoked. How is it being represented in this moment? And where am I in this universe? Such questions are representative of an analytical and critical consciousness.”
Margaret Montoya in Margaret Montoya & Christine Zuni Cruz, “Narrative More >
The SCC is set to release Hutchinson this Friday, so here’s a brief note + some links. Hutchinson was committed for trial by Justice Derrick in the NSPC R. v. Hutchinson, 2008 NSPC 79 (CanLII) The case was heard in 2009 by the NSSC R. v. Hutchinson, 2009 NSSC 51 (CanLII). That decision was appealed and heard by the NSCA, R. v. Hutchinson, 2010 NSCA 3 (CanLII), which sent it back for a new trial. Unfortunately I cannot find the report of the second trial (email me please More >
Thursday, March 6, 2014 “Perverted Justice: (Homo)Sexuality and Female Juvenile Delinquency in U.S. Popular Culture, 1920-1940″ Anastasia Jones
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vari Hall 2183
Anastasia Jones is a Toronto-based historian who earned her B.A. at Concordia in 2006 and her Ph.D. at Yale in 2013. In 2009, she designed a web exhibition on lesbian pulp fiction for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale. In 2010 she was a recipient of the John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology at the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana. Her 2013 dissertation is titled “‘She’s Like That’: Female More >