Posts tagged discrimination
Clothes & Hair, Race & Gender Identity: HR/judicial complaints arise out of Montreal Rental Board hearing
A Montreal woman has filed a complaint with the Administrative Judicial Council against a Rental Board judge she says repeatedly referred to her as a man.
While in court with a witness, a friend who was also a former tenant of the same building, Sojourner said in a news conference late Wednesday morning that the presiding judge, Luce De Palma, consistently referred to her with male pronouns.
“I was referred to as ‘monsieur,’ ‘il,’ ‘lui,’ and ‘mr.’ over twelve times” said Sojourner, “and each time she referred to me, I corrected her. Including the landlord, I was there over a landlord case, More >
For earlier posts on TWU, click here.
Ottawa law Profs Jena McGill, Angela Cameron & others wrote for the National Post… Why Trinity Western University should not have a law school.
The crux of the issue is how the discrimination and institutional environment at TWU impacts the ability of the school to teach law. In order to permit entry into a provincial or territorial law society (as determined by the Federation), the law degree program must meet national standards in its curriculum. Those standards require critical thinking about ethical and legal issues. No person can truly think critically from one pre-determined More >
[Update, thank you very much to Bev Baines of Queens, who sent along the (public) letters referred to below].
Elaine Craig (Dalhousie) (learn from her here, in a mini lecture on Understanding Sexual Assault Law) has posted The Case for the Federation of Law Societies Rejecting Trinity Western University’s Proposed Law Degree Program (forthcoming CJWL) to SSRN, here:
Should Canada have a law school that discriminates against gays and lesbians? Would the governing bodies of the legal profession in Canada approve a law school that prohibited mixed race sexual intimacy? Should a self-regulating legal profession require that the policies of the institutions that produce More >
Ruthann Robson reviews Nina Chernoff‘s Wrong About the Right: How Courts Undermine the Fair Cross-Section Guarantee by Imposing Equal Protection Standards (March 15, 2012). Hastings Law Journal, Forthcoming (here on SSRN) at Jotwell Equality under the heading Equality vs. Fairness. Chernoff’s paper is about US Courts wrongly applying US 14th Amendment (Equal Protection) standards to claims under the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a jury composed of a fair cross section. The critical difference is that, famously, the 14th Amendment requires intent to discriminate, but (explains Robson):
[t]he Sixth Amendment… guarantees an “impartial jury.” In common parlance, this is a “jury one one’s peers.” In constitutional doctrine, More >