Ian Mulgrew: Civil juries, litigation rights on chopping block to ease backlog

A one-year moratorium and possible elimination of civil juries and mandatory arbitration on motor vehicle litigation are being considered by Attorney General David Eby to ease the burgeoning backlog in B.C. Supreme Court. Confronting 90,000-plus outstanding MVA cases, Eby on June 24 asked legal system stakeholders for urgent advice on two proposals: “The temporary, one-year […]

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Trump’s Blank Vision for a Second Term

For a president who narrates his fleeting thoughts, Donald Trump has been conspicuously silent about one looming question: what he might do in a second term. There’s civic value, of course, in telling voters how he might dig out of the current economic calamity or end a pandemic that’s worsening by the day. But the […]

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Joe Biden, Mystery Man

He’s old. He worked with Barack Obama. He’s generally seen as a decent guy. If you know more than that about Joe Biden, you know more than many voters. Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, or having to move because his father lost his job? Writing the Violence Against Women Act? The tragedies he’s lived through, […]

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LaGuardia Before the Blockade

The celebration of New York City’s long-awaited reopening has yet to reach its most hated airport. Were it not for the sunlight streaming through the sparkling floor-to-ceiling windows at LaGuardia Airport’s newest baggage claim on Tuesday morning, you would have sworn it was the middle of the night. Not one of the nine conveyor belts […]

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