Category Archives: Other Legal

The Hague: Appeals court rules Shell Nigeria acted unlawfully, orders farmers paid for damages caused by leaking pipelines and to start purifying contaminated waters within weeks. Eric Dooh, Plaintiff: “Finally, there is some justice for the Nigerian people suffering the consequences of Shell’s oil”

How will the farmers make Shell heed the court and pay them and purify the polluted water? A Victory for Farmers in a David-and-Goliath Environmental Case, An appeals court said a small group of farmers in the Niger Delta region … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on The Hague: Appeals court rules Shell Nigeria acted unlawfully, orders farmers paid for damages caused by leaking pipelines and to start purifying contaminated waters within weeks. Eric Dooh, Plaintiff: “Finally, there is some justice for the Nigerian people suffering the consequences of Shell’s oil”

US District Court of Appeals from D.C. Circuit agrees Dakota Access P/L Crossing at Missouri River near Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal, requires in-depth environmental review, but did not order the pipeline shut down during the review. Will Biden shut it entirely down, as he did Keystone XL?

Appeals Court Agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline River Crossing Is Illegal by Olivia Rosane, Jan. 27, 2021, ecowatch A federal appeals court has struck another blow against the contested Dakota Access Pipeline. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on US District Court of Appeals from D.C. Circuit agrees Dakota Access P/L Crossing at Missouri River near Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal, requires in-depth environmental review, but did not order the pipeline shut down during the review. Will Biden shut it entirely down, as he did Keystone XL?

Minnesota: Important win for consumers and solar companies: Utility Xcel Energy fined $1million for exceeding maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in processing interconnection requests for solar projects. Ruling from Public Utilities Commission affirms the right of consumers to **reasonable customer service** in the interconnection process.

Minnesota PUC Fines Xcel Energy $1 Million for Interconnection Failures by Gwen Brown, January 22, 2021, IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars on Thursday for exceeding a maximum number of customer service … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Minnesota: Important win for consumers and solar companies: Utility Xcel Energy fined $1million for exceeding maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in processing interconnection requests for solar projects. Ruling from Public Utilities Commission affirms the right of consumers to **reasonable customer service** in the interconnection process.

More settle ‘n gags to keep polluting us?

DuPont, Chemours Reach Agreement Over Chemicals Jan 24, 2021, The Intelligencer DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on More settle ‘n gags to keep polluting us?

Down with soon-to-be frac’er Elon Musk! To think I used to admire his imagination and critical thinking.

Elon Musk to Start Fracking? When did you ever think you would see “Elon Musk” and “fracking” in the same sentence? by bobscaping, Jan 24, 2021 … Let’s try to get this straight… To be self-sufficient by providing his own super-chilled … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Down with soon-to-be frac’er Elon Musk! To think I used to admire his imagination and critical thinking.

Pennsylvania; Briggs v. Southwestern Production Company: Rule of Capture still bars subsurface trespass claim, including by hydraulic fracturing, but appears after much judicial scrutiny, nothing has been resolved except judges change the rules to suit whatever feeds the industrial-political demands of the day. Judges will change the rules next time too, no matter how specific pleadings are, eg will complain the pleadings are too long and demand they are shortened, as they did to me.

Pennsylvania Rule of Capture Still Bars Subsurface Trespass Claim by Gary Reed, Jan 20, 2021, JD Supra After a trial court order, two appellate opinions, a dissent, and another appellate opinion, the tension between a well operator and an adjacent … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Pennsylvania; Briggs v. Southwestern Production Company: Rule of Capture still bars subsurface trespass claim, including by hydraulic fracturing, but appears after much judicial scrutiny, nothing has been resolved except judges change the rules to suit whatever feeds the industrial-political demands of the day. Judges will change the rules next time too, no matter how specific pleadings are, eg will complain the pleadings are too long and demand they are shortened, as they did to me.

Is it possible to undo the damage done by Citizens United? “I will believe corporations are humans in law when Texas executes one by electric chair, a bullet to the ‘head’, a public hanging.”

Some juicy comments (nice to see that I’m not the only human who sees the dirt our corporate financed and controlled politicos appoint to the bench to give the rich and powerful, eg industry and pedophile churches – notably catholic … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Is it possible to undo the damage done by Citizens United? “I will believe corporations are humans in law when Texas executes one by electric chair, a bullet to the ‘head’, a public hanging.”

When will frac’ers and their enablers (regulators and courts) face the International Criminal Court in The Hague, for their crimes against humanity?

Past Mountain View Councillor Paddy Munro termed Encana’s aquifer fracs at Rosebud, “crimes against humanity” in his presentation on hydraulic fracturing to the public and council in 2012. Above ad in Mountain View Gazette NEBC: Rosebud, Alberta. Encana frac’d many … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on When will frac’ers and their enablers (regulators and courts) face the International Criminal Court in The Hague, for their crimes against humanity?

Frac’ing insanity in the Yukon. Chance Oil & Gas (was Northern Cross Ltd) wants $2.2 billion in damages (even though frac’ing is a major money loser and Chance says they don’t need to frac) because of frac moratorium.

One of the comments: Tim fordyce: I may be ignorant of many things including environmental regulations pertaining to drilling exploration but for a commercial venture to think it can get exemption from fracking bans. Lawyers will try anything to justify … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Frac’ing insanity in the Yukon. Chance Oil & Gas (was Northern Cross Ltd) wants $2.2 billion in damages (even though frac’ing is a major money loser and Chance says they don’t need to frac) because of frac moratorium.

Ohio: Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline delivers legal evil. Hits families that granted rights-of-way with mechanic liens of $18,946,185.00. Moral of the horrendous story: Never say yes to oil and gas.

Rob Schwartz comment on ASRG FB Page: This is American information but similar situations can and do happen in Canada. ie; Around 10 years ago Alberta surface landowners started receiving demand letters from electricity suppliers to suspended oil well lease … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Ohio: Erie Co Riseberg Pipeline delivers legal evil. Hits families that granted rights-of-way with mechanic liens of $18,946,185.00. Moral of the horrendous story: Never say yes to oil and gas.

Oil patch polluted judicial industry: Trump’s extreme right Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell; Barrett participated even though as a lower court judge she recused herself from hearing cases involving Shell.

Amy Coney Barrett is a Shell of a Justice: Barrett hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell by Rachel Frazin and John Kruzel, Jan 19, 2021, The Hill Amy Coney Barrett was among the justices who presided over a … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Oil patch polluted judicial industry: Trump’s extreme right Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, hears climate case against her father’s ex-employer Shell; Barrett participated even though as a lower court judge she recused herself from hearing cases involving Shell.

Mayor High River, Craig Snodgrass: “I didn’t vote for Jason Kenney because he’s full of shit.” Keep raging Albertans! I love it. The most powerful Court in the world is that of Public Opinion, and it won’t *bankrupt* you with legal and court costs.

One hot interview! Powerful and fun. Nice to see Albertans finding their courage and voicing their outrage. “‘I didn’t vote for @jkenney because he’s full of shit.‘ High River @mayorsnod ain’t tipsy-toeing in the tulips on this morning’s #RealTalkRJ! … … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Mayor High River, Craig Snodgrass: “I didn’t vote for Jason Kenney because he’s full of shit.” Keep raging Albertans! I love it. The most powerful Court in the world is that of Public Opinion, and it won’t *bankrupt* you with legal and court costs.

Jan 19, 2021, Webinar 1: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty. Jan 23, 2021: Green Criminology Master Class. Feb 16, 2021, Webinar 2: From Grassroots to the Courts

The purpose of this webinar series is to educate and raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to reinforce Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Webinar one: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty by Stop … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Jan 19, 2021, Webinar 1: Crimes against Nature through the lens of Indigenous Sovereignty. Jan 23, 2021: Green Criminology Master Class. Feb 16, 2021, Webinar 2: From Grassroots to the Courts

Alberta teachers, unions “across-the-board livid” about KKKenney’s UCP stealing control of their pensions via mega-money losing AIMCo.

Alberta teachers, unions ‘livid’ after province issues ministerial orders changing terms of public sector pensions, “The finance minister and premier might call this administrative reform. We call it theft,” said Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan by Lisa … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Alberta teachers, unions “across-the-board livid” about KKKenney’s UCP stealing control of their pensions via mega-money losing AIMCo.

1982 Alberta: Sour gas and sickness; Smelly smelly run-around. Regulators/Health authorities, then and now, lie to the harmed, coddle the polluters. Alberta’s Pollution Solution: Discredit the poisoned; call them crazy.

As usual, after pointing out and or making damning documents showing health harm by the oil and gas industry public, authorities remove them from public access (some of these sour gas links no longer work). Sour Gas damages the brain, … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on 1982 Alberta: Sour gas and sickness; Smelly smelly run-around. Regulators/Health authorities, then and now, lie to the harmed, coddle the polluters. Alberta’s Pollution Solution: Discredit the poisoned; call them crazy.

“Rule of law” is a fart when it comes to oil & gas. Calgary-based dilbit polluter Enbridge tells Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to stuff her attempt to protect water and the public interest.

In my community, Encana/Ovintiv intentionally violated every “rule” and law in place to protect groundwater and my community’s drinking water (the company’s own hydrogeological investigation report – which I legally obtained via FOIP – and filings with Alberta’s groundwater data … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on “Rule of law” is a fart when it comes to oil & gas. Calgary-based dilbit polluter Enbridge tells Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to stuff her attempt to protect water and the public interest.

Save Shell’s Day with anti-science “corporate bootlicker” justice. Jan 19, 2021: Trump’s new Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett, set to hear case against Shell, her Dad’s employer for 29 Years, has not recused herself

A few of the comments: Sean Murphy She’s not the only one. Any justice on this court that believes the earth is 6000 years old, and the sun was created on the third day, has absolutely zero place presiding over … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Save Shell’s Day with anti-science “corporate bootlicker” justice. Jan 19, 2021: Trump’s new Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett, set to hear case against Shell, her Dad’s employer for 29 Years, has not recused herself

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban, Two Republicans claim Delaware River Basin Commission overstepped its authority and usurped the Legislature with its moratorium on natural gas development

Penn. state senators sue over natural gas ‘moratorium’ by river commission by Sebastien Malo, Jan 11, 2021, Reuters, Westlaw News Two Pennsylvania state senators filed a lawsuit Monday against the Delaware River Basin Commission in federal court claiming it has … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban, Two Republicans claim Delaware River Basin Commission overstepped its authority and usurped the Legislature with its moratorium on natural gas development

Lawyer Jay Michi: “It is high time BC abandon the archaic “My Lord and My Lady” vernacular” for judges. Alberta too! It’s belittling to the citizenry that pays their way.

After the game the King and pawn go into the same box. Italian proverb Tweets by Lawyer Robert Janes@rjmjanes: Canada is a modern democracy where we are slowly learning to recognize the rights of all people to be equal and … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Lawyer Jay Michi: “It is high time BC abandon the archaic “My Lord and My Lady” vernacular” for judges. Alberta too! It’s belittling to the citizenry that pays their way.

Judge lets nasty frac’er escape bankruptcy, rules Chesapeake is worth $1 Billion more than the company does, sets free $7 Billion in debt, gives “big payday” to some, says to CEO Robert Lawler: “To remember that a lot of people have suffered a lot of pain for Chesapeake to have a second chance….”

Fracking Pioneer Chesapeake Energy Cleared to Exit Bankruptcy, The Oklahoma City-based oil-and-gas producer is authorized for a restructuring that cuts about $7 billion in debt and includes a $600 million equity offering by Jonathan Randles, Jan. 13, 2021, Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Judge lets nasty frac’er escape bankruptcy, rules Chesapeake is worth $1 Billion more than the company does, sets free $7 Billion in debt, gives “big payday” to some, says to CEO Robert Lawler: “To remember that a lot of people have suffered a lot of pain for Chesapeake to have a second chance….”

Martin Co, Florida: US Supreme Court declines to hear Maggy Hurchalla’s appeal of $4.4 million “malice” verdict (Lake Point Phase I LLC and Phase II LLC limestone mining and water treatment project).

Justices Let ‘Malice’ Verdict Stand Against Environmentalist by Nathan Hale, Jan 11, 2020, Law360 A prominent Florida environmentalist is on the hook for a $4.4 million verdict after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear her appeal in a lawsuit stemming … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Martin Co, Florida: US Supreme Court declines to hear Maggy Hurchalla’s appeal of $4.4 million “malice” verdict (Lake Point Phase I LLC and Phase II LLC limestone mining and water treatment project).

U.S. Supreme Court turns down petition by Minnesota Sands LLC seeking to overturn Winona county’s ordinance banning the mining of frac sand.

U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Review of Minnesota County Fracture Sand Ban by Carolyn Davis, January 11, 2021, Natural Gas Intel The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition that sought to overturn a Minnesota county ordinance banning the mining … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court turns down petition by Minnesota Sands LLC seeking to overturn Winona county’s ordinance banning the mining of frac sand.

Holy Frac’ing Attorney General Shit Show! New low for lawyers? Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to Capitol

Tweet by Law Prof Amir Attaran@profamirattaran Jan 8, 2021: White privilege = being able to attack police without being killed. Law Prof Amir Attaran@profamirattaran Tweet Jan 9, 2021: This is going to be messy, because now it’s a criminal conspiracy … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Holy Frac’ing Attorney General Shit Show! New low for lawyers? Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to Capitol

Years too late: Jan 8, 2021, Twitter *finally* permanently bans Trump. Ben & Jerry’s: “Yesterday was not a protest—it was a riot to uphold white supremacy.”

Racism (and misogyny) seethes in “nice” Canada too, notably in our politicians, courts, police/RCMP, law firms, law societies (lawyer “regulators” regulated by – you guessed it – lawyers), all agencies with power (eg AER – 100% industry-funded “regulator” that regulates … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Years too late: Jan 8, 2021, Twitter *finally* permanently bans Trump. Ben & Jerry’s: “Yesterday was not a protest—it was a riot to uphold white supremacy.”

Wisconsin: Judge denies frac sand mine permit; Rules regulator broke the law (as oil patch regulators do regularly, everywhere) when it granted Meteor Timber permit to fill 16 acres of wetlands

Judge denies key permit for Monroe County sand project; Meteor Timber sought to fill rare wetlands by Chris Hubbuch, Sep 22, 2020, Wisconsin State Journal A judge has declined to reinstate a key permit for a Georgia company seeking to … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Wisconsin: Judge denies frac sand mine permit; Rules regulator broke the law (as oil patch regulators do regularly, everywhere) when it granted Meteor Timber permit to fill 16 acres of wetlands

Ardith Walkem, leading First Nations law expert, named to B.C. Supreme Court. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: A “tremendous achievement, recognizing that her appointment makes her the first First Nations woman in this role in British Columbia.”

An excellent overview of Canadian “rule of law” by Robert Janes, lawyer, QC: Robert Janes@rjmjanes Dec 29, 2020 Canada has to have a discussion about how injunctions, contempt of court and a Bleak House court system makes a mockery of … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Ardith Walkem, leading First Nations law expert, named to B.C. Supreme Court. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: A “tremendous achievement, recognizing that her appointment makes her the first First Nations woman in this role in British Columbia.”

Lawyer Jordan Furlong: “No profession devours its young quite like the law.” 1,163 BC lawyers vote *against* bare minimum standards for articling students. No wonder so many in the legal industry treat their paying clients like shit.

The legal industry claims it serves the public interest? Any stats on how many lawyers violate regulator rules, abuse their paying clients (that are serving the public interest), quit with no notice, lie, refuse to release fully paid for case … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Lawyer Jordan Furlong: “No profession devours its young quite like the law.” 1,163 BC lawyers vote *against* bare minimum standards for articling students. No wonder so many in the legal industry treat their paying clients like shit.

Most apt legal quote of 2020. Prof Emmett Macfarlane on Canada’s top court: “The Supreme Court is a political institution.”

It’s a breath of fresh air to read frankness from a Canadian prof about our top court, which pissed on our Charter and intentionally published (and distributed to media) fabricated facts (lied) to enable public health-harming frac’ing and let Alberta’s … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Most apt legal quote of 2020. Prof Emmett Macfarlane on Canada’s top court: “The Supreme Court is a political institution.”

Supreme Court of Canada rules Charter does not protect corporations from “cruel and unusual punishment.” When will the court apologize for intentionally publishing lies in their ruling in Ernst vs AER (100% corporate-funded Charter violator) and damaging Charter rights for *non* corporate, non criminal Canadians?

Supreme Court dismisses company’s cruel and unusual punishment claim by Jennifer Quaid, November 24, 2020, The Conversation In January 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada heard a case that made headlines because it raised a provocative question: Can corporations be subject … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Supreme Court of Canada rules Charter does not protect corporations from “cruel and unusual punishment.” When will the court apologize for intentionally publishing lies in their ruling in Ernst vs AER (100% corporate-funded Charter violator) and damaging Charter rights for *non* corporate, non criminal Canadians?

Excellent choice! Congratulations Lorne Sossin! Canada needs a lot more appointments like this, to balance the many sleazy ones by Klan Herr Harper

A few tweets in response: Peter Sankoff@petersankoff, Nov 26 No surprise – and yet a pleasant surprise. In addition to being a great legal mind, Lorne is one of the true good guys in the profession. I was lucky enough … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Excellent choice! Congratulations Lorne Sossin! Canada needs a lot more appointments like this, to balance the many sleazy ones by Klan Herr Harper

Josh Shapiro wins re-election as PA Attorney General; One of his most important accomplishments so far? “Exposing the corruption in the Roman Catholic Church. That led to hundreds of predator priests abusing thousands of children in a conspiracy and cover-up that went from the Pennsylvania diocese all the way to the Vatican.”

How many hundreds of lawyers helped enable and cover-up the catholic church’s crimes (and those by other churches enabling rape/pedophilia) over the decades and for how much money? How many of theses lawyers were/are pedophiles/rapists? Have any been disbarred? And … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Josh Shapiro wins re-election as PA Attorney General; One of his most important accomplishments so far? “Exposing the corruption in the Roman Catholic Church. That led to hundreds of predator priests abusing thousands of children in a conspiracy and cover-up that went from the Pennsylvania diocese all the way to the Vatican.”

The New York Times: Living near drilling (and frac’ing) is deadly (in Canada too), especially with captured courts. “Law” makers take blood money to let companies poison us.

Click on link, have sound on, sit back, watch the phenomenal visuals, listen, feel your anger boil (if you have a heart and soul): Living Near Drilling Is Deadly. Why Don’t California Lawmakers Care? 4:19 Min. by Josiah Edwards, November … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on The New York Times: Living near drilling (and frac’ing) is deadly (in Canada too), especially with captured courts. “Law” makers take blood money to let companies poison us.

Sock lawsuit

Tweet by Barney Panofsky’s Best Intentions@mynamesnotgordy Over the course of the past four years I have lost eight socks in the laundry. I believe the Republicans have stolen these socks. I have no evidence to support this claim, but until … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Sock lawsuit

Best presentation I’ve seen: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on “dark money” influencing USA Supreme Court appointments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks during hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett 28:40 Min. Oct 13, 2020, PBS News Hour Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., did not pose any questions to Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Using poster board displays, Whitehouse … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Best presentation I’ve seen: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on “dark money” influencing USA Supreme Court appointments

“Sheer Delight:” After 13 year legal battle, Irish High Court quashes all Shannon LNG permissions; Opens window for ban on imported frac’d gas

Shannon LNG has all permissions to build its fracked gas import terminal quashed in the Irish High Court after 13-year battle – Conclusion of legal process opens window for an Irish ban on the importation of fracked gas as agreed in … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on “Sheer Delight:” After 13 year legal battle, Irish High Court quashes all Shannon LNG permissions; Opens window for ban on imported frac’d gas

CNN’s Van Jones reacts to Joe Biden’s election as USA’s 46th president, Fights back tears: “Character matters”

“… Telling the truth matters … Being a good person matters … It’s vindication for a lot of people who really suffered … You know ‘I can’t breath’ – that’s not just George Floyd … And you spend so much … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on CNN’s Van Jones reacts to Joe Biden’s election as USA’s 46th president, Fights back tears: “Character matters”

November 7, 2020: “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!”

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on November 7, 2020: “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!”

November 3, 2020

Thank you, Michael de Adder, brilliant as ever.

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on November 3, 2020

Kids tried to sue Canada over climate inaction. They lost, Not for the courts to decide, Harper Gov’t appointed judge says. Kids plan to appeal. Bravo kids! I am grateful and in awe of you, but don’t expect “justice” to be served by our oil-soaked Supreme Court of Canada, or your Charter rights respected.

“Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” US Senate (controls Supreme Court nominees) created to represent the rich: “…to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” John A. MacDonald, 1st thug PM on why Canada needed an … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Kids tried to sue Canada over climate inaction. They lost, Not for the courts to decide, Harper Gov’t appointed judge says. Kids plan to appeal. Bravo kids! I am grateful and in awe of you, but don’t expect “justice” to be served by our oil-soaked Supreme Court of Canada, or your Charter rights respected.

Nov 5, 2020: Supreme Court of Canada to release ruling if corporations are protected against “cruel and unusual treatment/punishment” under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms like people are. The ruling took a long time (9 months, in a pandemic), but not as long as the court’s Charter-damaging ruling in Ernst vs AER (12 months, not in a pandemic).

The supreme court of Canada took 12 months to rule in Ernst vs AER on merely a preliminary motion, while taking 9 months in this much more complicated case. The entire top court process, from filing leave to appeal to … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Nov 5, 2020: Supreme Court of Canada to release ruling if corporations are protected against “cruel and unusual treatment/punishment” under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms like people are. The ruling took a long time (9 months, in a pandemic), but not as long as the court’s Charter-damaging ruling in Ernst vs AER (12 months, not in a pandemic).

Legal scholar, Joshua Sealy-Harrington nails Canada’s unjust judicial industry: “The ‘fetishisation’ of procedure and a disregard for outcomes has routinely created injustice in Canadian society … Procedure can be weaponized to foster substantive inequality”

Imagine suing an oil and gas giant and the law-violating regulators enabling crimes by that giant. Then imagine your lawyers (in my case, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless) stabbing you in the back half way through, 11 years and hundreds … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Legal scholar, Joshua Sealy-Harrington nails Canada’s unjust judicial industry: “The ‘fetishisation’ of procedure and a disregard for outcomes has routinely created injustice in Canadian society … Procedure can be weaponized to foster substantive inequality”

Looking to the lying Supreme Court of Canada *is* an impossible choice in our oil-patch-raped-and-polluted country, but there is no other choice. Thank you Beaver Lake Cree Nation, for making it.

‘An impossible choice’: Beaver Lake Cree Nation looks to Supreme Court in advanced legal cost case, Alberta Court of Appeal overturned decision to compel governments to cover cost of legal fees for Beaver Lake by Jordan Omstead, CBC News, Sep … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Looking to the lying Supreme Court of Canada *is* an impossible choice in our oil-patch-raped-and-polluted country, but there is no other choice. Thank you Beaver Lake Cree Nation, for making it.

Judicial Hanky Panky Supreme: “these robed sages are in fact mere grubby politicians….” Amy Coney Barrett’s dad was lawyer at Shell (for decades) that has massive climate case before US supreme court. “And just like Republican politicians, the conservative judges are dedicated to preserving the right’s minority rule.”

Added Oct 21, 2020: Ooopsie Daisy! What ever will Mike Pence, Amy Coney Barrettt and her “secretive faith group” People of Praise et al, the Klan in the Trump House, US Supreme Court and Senate, KKKenney’s UCP and O’Toole’s Con … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Judicial Hanky Panky Supreme: “these robed sages are in fact mere grubby politicians….” Amy Coney Barrett’s dad was lawyer at Shell (for decades) that has massive climate case before US supreme court. “And just like Republican politicians, the conservative judges are dedicated to preserving the right’s minority rule.”

The fly

Internet Reacts to Fly on Mike Pence’s Head | NowThis Oct 7, 2020 Refer also to: J. Carpenter: “No man will ever fill her shoes.” 

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on The fly

J. Carpenter: “No man will ever fill her shoes.”

Michael de Adder@deAdder Cartoon for September 18, 2020

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on J. Carpenter: “No man will ever fill her shoes.”

Big Bravo! Cambie Surgery Centre (owner Brian Day) loses at BC Supreme Court; ordinary Canadians win big! Are American rape-the-people’s-health-care-for-profit corporations and Kenney-Shandro-Harper-et-al-wanna-destroy-public-health twisting in fury?

The ruling: Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2020 BCSC 1310 Did the mega rich fail to buy BC’s Supreme Court? Or did they buy Canada’s Supreme Court instead because Day said there’ll be an appeal? I do … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Big Bravo! Cambie Surgery Centre (owner Brian Day) loses at BC Supreme Court; ordinary Canadians win big! Are American rape-the-people’s-health-care-for-profit corporations and Kenney-Shandro-Harper-et-al-wanna-destroy-public-health twisting in fury?

European Court of Justice rules against regulator for approving USA New Fortress Energy’s frac’d gas import terminal in Ireland; All permits and permissions for Shannon LNG to be quashed. Bravo to Friends of Irish Environment and its unstoppable legal team of James Devlin, John Kenny and Fred Logue (unlike Ernst’s quitting lying lawyers, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless, and Canada’s lying top court pissing on the Charter to enable law-violating AER).

Shannon LNG set to lose planning permission for US fracked gas import terminal in Ireland following European Court of Justice ruling. Question to arise now is will the Irish Planning Authority have to refund the  €30,000 application fee paid to … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on European Court of Justice rules against regulator for approving USA New Fortress Energy’s frac’d gas import terminal in Ireland; All permits and permissions for Shannon LNG to be quashed. Bravo to Friends of Irish Environment and its unstoppable legal team of James Devlin, John Kenny and Fred Logue (unlike Ernst’s quitting lying lawyers, Murray Klippenstein and Cory Wanless, and Canada’s lying top court pissing on the Charter to enable law-violating AER).

Frac’er WPX made it rain toxic water upon New Mexico, sickens family, kills livestock, birds fell dead from the poisoned sky. As everywhere, the “regulator” did nothing but protect the company, issued no penalty. WPX does not have to disclose details on the toxic chemicals that rained on the family for proprietary reasons. Penny Aucoin: “This has ruined our lives in so many different ways. Our health, family relations, financial problems, literally all aspects of our lives. It has become a living nightmare.”

Fracking Company Has Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico Without Penalty by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, September 2, 2020 Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Frac’er WPX made it rain toxic water upon New Mexico, sickens family, kills livestock, birds fell dead from the poisoned sky. As everywhere, the “regulator” did nothing but protect the company, issued no penalty. WPX does not have to disclose details on the toxic chemicals that rained on the family for proprietary reasons. Penny Aucoin: “This has ruined our lives in so many different ways. Our health, family relations, financial problems, literally all aspects of our lives. It has become a living nightmare.”

Brad Regehr of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Saskatchewan becomes first Indigenous person to lead Canada’s 124-year-old Bar Association.

Brad Regehr is the new CBA President by ahnationtalk, September 2, 2020, nationtalk.ca OTTAWA – Brad Regehr of Winnipeg begins his year-long tenure as CBA President today, taking the helm of the 124-year-old Association in an unprecedented time for the … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Brad Regehr of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Saskatchewan becomes first Indigenous person to lead Canada’s 124-year-old Bar Association.

Finally! A fair Calgary judge & ruling. Music teacher who sexually abused four-year-old piano student (without touching her) sent to prison for 4.5 years.

Music teacher who sexually abused four-year-old piano student sent to prison, Among the aggravating factors was the presumed psychological harm Hogue caused his young victim and the girl’s parents by Kevin Martin, Sept 04, 2020, Calgary Herald A Calgary music … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Finally! A fair Calgary judge & ruling. Music teacher who sexually abused four-year-old piano student (without touching her) sent to prison for 4.5 years.

G20 Class Action Settles. Another lawsuit Murray Klippenstein took on years after he took on Ernst vs Encana and did not abruptly quit like he did on Ernst. Comment by a rural Albertan: “Murray sawed off a deal that protects the status quo. Justice Rosalie Abella should be proud of her boy.”

None of this settlement will come out of the pockets of the politicians leading Canada when the rights violations happened, or any of their soldiers of abuse and aggression – the police. Only the people will pay. A few of … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on G20 Class Action Settles. Another lawsuit Murray Klippenstein took on years after he took on Ernst vs Encana and did not abruptly quit like he did on Ernst. Comment by a rural Albertan: “Murray sawed off a deal that protects the status quo. Justice Rosalie Abella should be proud of her boy.”

“Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” US Senate (controls Supreme Court nominees) created to represent the rich: “…to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” John A. MacDonald, 1st thug PM on why Canada needed an appointed Senate: “We must protect the rights of the minority, and the rich are always in fewer number than the poor.”

Here’s an excellent example of how Rich White Man Law works: Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man’s life sentence for trying to steal hedge clippers more than 20 years ago Compare to Edmonton’s white – rich – convicted serial rapist, … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on “Rule of Law” or “Rich White Man Law?” US Senate (controls Supreme Court nominees) created to represent the rich: “…to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” John A. MacDonald, 1st thug PM on why Canada needed an appointed Senate: “We must protect the rights of the minority, and the rich are always in fewer number than the poor.”

As expected, the rapist’s future and “good family” privilege strikes again (systemic?): Judicial industry gives convicted serial rapist Matthew McKnight everything his defence asked for. Disgusting. Horrifying. He’ll likely be out in 2 years or less, free to rape again and again and again. “I’m saddened for the victims of McKnight who also became victims of Justice Sulyma.”

A tiny taste of vile judicial industry history: 2020 08 07: Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man’s life sentence for trying to steal hedge clippers more than 20 years ago 2014: Du Pont heir, white, convicted of raping daughter spared … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on As expected, the rapist’s future and “good family” privilege strikes again (systemic?): Judicial industry gives convicted serial rapist Matthew McKnight everything his defence asked for. Disgusting. Horrifying. He’ll likely be out in 2 years or less, free to rape again and again and again. “I’m saddened for the victims of McKnight who also became victims of Justice Sulyma.”

Suncor facing 7 environmental charges by Alberta Environment, seems in relation to sour gas leak at Sherwood Park refinery that sent numerous workers to hospital in 2018. Why no charges against Encana/Ovintiv for breaking every law there is in Alberta to protect residential drinking water supplies?

This is the most empty press release on environmental charges against an oil and gas giant I’ve seen. And released on a Sunday. Of course by an Alberta regulator. The gov’t doesnt even state that it reportedly appears deadly sour … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Suncor facing 7 environmental charges by Alberta Environment, seems in relation to sour gas leak at Sherwood Park refinery that sent numerous workers to hospital in 2018. Why no charges against Encana/Ovintiv for breaking every law there is in Alberta to protect residential drinking water supplies?

New in Canada: Federally appointed judges’ expenses to be made public for first time, But judges are objecting and get away with pissing on the rule of law and lying in rulings. Why would they heed a law ordering them to disclose expenses that we pay for?

Definition of Politics: Poli in latin meaning many, and tics meaning blood-sucking parasites.– ANONYMOUS Emmett Macfarlane, Poli Sci Prof, UWaterloo. Constitutional Law, Public Policy & Cdn Politics: Law is politics, people. Never forget. Refer first to: Supreme Court of Canada … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on New in Canada: Federally appointed judges’ expenses to be made public for first time, But judges are objecting and get away with pissing on the rule of law and lying in rulings. Why would they heed a law ordering them to disclose expenses that we pay for?

Shocker! Wanna bet this gets overturned on appeal? New York judge does not grant Ghislaine Maxwell’s gag request.

Ghislaine Maxwell case: ‘extremely personal’ documents to be unsealed, New York judge orders documents unsealed after Maxwell’s lawyers had tried to keep them secret by Victoria Bekiempis, July 23, 2020, The Guardian An extensive collection of “extremely personal” documents in civil … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Shocker! Wanna bet this gets overturned on appeal? New York judge does not grant Ghislaine Maxwell’s gag request.

Caveman Canada’s misogynistic law & politics enables rape, yet again. Message to victims? Shut-up! Ontario drops appeal of Justice Beaudouin’s aquittals of Paul Batchelor, accused serial rapist; Ontario court grants him bail while he awaits trial on 9 new separate counts of sexual assault. What will Quebec court do?

If raped or frac’d and not rich or powerful, we get betrayed and abused by judges, lawyers, and the predator-led judicial industry “When judges don’t know the meaning of rape, there is little hope of justice” never mind that some … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Caveman Canada’s misogynistic law & politics enables rape, yet again. Message to victims? Shut-up! Ontario drops appeal of Justice Beaudouin’s aquittals of Paul Batchelor, accused serial rapist; Ontario court grants him bail while he awaits trial on 9 new separate counts of sexual assault. What will Quebec court do?

Over the legal industry top! Jeffrey Pagliuca, lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, asked judge presiding over her sex crimes case to impose a gag order on lawyers and more (the victims?). Wanna bet the judge grants the gag?

Lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell seeks gag order in case by Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press, July 21, 2020, The Globe and Mail A lawyer for financier Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend on Tuesday asked a judge presiding over her sex crimes case … Continue reading

Posted in Other Legal | Comments Off on Over the legal industry top! Jeffrey Pagliuca, lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, asked judge presiding over her sex crimes case to impose a gag order on lawyers and more (the victims?). Wanna bet the judge grants the gag?

Oil & gas friendly spy agency, CSIS, that for years, “relied on legal doctrine of Crown immunity as defence against criminal liability,” chastised in court yet again, for pissing on the rule of law. Better tell our lying Supreme Court of Canada judges; murdering illegally spying police; RCMP illegally operating as mobsters for Encana & AER trying to scare frac-harmed plaintiffs into silence and violently arresting innocents to enable oil & gas profits; too many criminal, lying politicians (that appoint our judges or become judges); lying “justice” lawyers; lying, rule-violating public interest lawyers; etc etc etc.

All in the Protti Family? What are the connections between law-violating CSIS, law-violating Encana, propagadist big oil lobby group CAPP, law-violating EUB/ERCB/AER and the big banks? “Former CSIS head Raymond Protti (brother of Ex AER Chair, Ex Encana and Cenovus … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Oil & gas friendly spy agency, CSIS, that for years, “relied on legal doctrine of Crown immunity as defence against criminal liability,” chastised in court yet again, for pissing on the rule of law. Better tell our lying Supreme Court of Canada judges; murdering illegally spying police; RCMP illegally operating as mobsters for Encana & AER trying to scare frac-harmed plaintiffs into silence and violently arresting innocents to enable oil & gas profits; too many criminal, lying politicians (that appoint our judges or become judges); lying “justice” lawyers; lying, rule-violating public interest lawyers; etc etc etc.

Alberta’s tar, oil ‘n gas patch: piss on the law and steal from the taxman

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo sues oilsands company over unpaid taxes, The municipality is suing Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. over $15.8 million by CBC News, Jul 11, 2020 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is suing Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. over $15.8 … Continue reading

Posted in Global Frac News, Other Legal | Comments Off on Alberta’s tar, oil ‘n gas patch: piss on the law and steal from the taxman