Sunday, February 26, 2006

JUSTICE ROTHSTEIN briefing material released by Law Blog

JUSTICE ROTHSTEIN briefing material released by Law Blog

February 26, 2006

Toronto: In time for today’s pioneering parliamentary hearing to meet Supreme Court of Canada nominee Justice Marshall Rothstein, Weblog SLAW ( today released in-depth information regarding the nominee selection process and the candidate.

On Monday, February 27, 2006, 1 p.m. EST, CPAC will broadcast the interview of Mr. Justice Rothstein by the Ad Hoc Committee to Review a Nominee for the Supreme Court of Canada. SLAW has assembled a comprehensive set of links to key news, commentary, government websites, and extensive court decisions by Mr. Justice Rothstein. "The Marshall Rothstein Pages" ( marks a first in Canada: SLAW’s page is the most timely and comprehensive resource on any Supreme Court candidate.

SLAW has included a list of ten qualities the nominee brings to the Supreme Court and a break-down of how some of his decisions at the Federal Court level fared later at the Supreme Court level, whether upheld or overturned. Readers across Canada have been invited to submit questions they would like to see asked of Mr. Justice Rothstein in Monday's session.

SLAW is a co-operative weblog about Canadian legal research and technology. SLAW was founded by Simon Fodden, Professor Emeritus at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Contributors include lawyers, law librarians, law professors and legal researchers from across Canada. For further information, visit the website at .

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