Thursday, February 23, 2006

Supreme Court pick Rothstein Roundup

Here is what people are saying about Harper's new Supreme Court pick:

Stephen Taylor:
I really like what Harper is doing with this new transparent process.
Most Canadians likely can name more US Supreme Court justices than
Canadian Supreme Court justices.

Wikipedia is all over this:
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has chosen Rothstein as his nomination to the top court, he will now undergo a public hearing in an 'ad-hoc committee of parlimentarians,' a new step in the judicial appointment process created by Stephen Harper in consultation with constitutional law expert Peter Hogg.
Non sequitur:
I noticed that in the French coverage of Marshall Rothstein being Harper's nominee to the SCC,
they felt it necessary to point out that he'll be the 3rd Jewish person
on the bench. As far as i can tell, none of the English coverage felt
it necessary to mention that.
The Black Kettle:
Marshall Rothstein, I don't think so.

Monday, February 20, 2006

How Google Maps Got Me Out Of A Traffic Ticket:
"So who was the judge to believe? I was desperate for proof so I did the unthinkable: I whipped out my notebook. I was very lucky to find an extremely bad connection via Wi-Fi. I pulled up Firefox and went to"
It's semi-dramatic. Read it. Maps and all.