Monday, April 22, 2013

Supreme Court of Canada Justice Morris Fish Announces Retirement

Supreme Court of Canada Justice Morris Fish has announced that he will be retiring from the court at the end of the month of August:
  • Supreme Court justice, defender of rights of the accused, announces retirement (Globe and Mail): "Judge Fish, a colourful personality on the court and a tireless defender of the rights of the accused, would have reached his mandatory retirement date on Nov. 16, his 75th birthday (...) A recognized expert in evidence and practice of criminal law, he has written numerous significant decisions involving criminal rights in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Last year, he was awarded the most prestigious honour in the criminal law world – the G. Arthur Martin Medal – for his contribution to criminal justice in Canada."
  • Fish announces retirement from Supreme Court (Canadian Lawyer): "Ottawa lawyer and long-time Supreme Court agent Eugene Meehan commented on Fish's announcement: 'In Canada’s national court he always stuck his juridical neck out for the little guy – Canada’s best defence judge has now ‘gone fishing'. "
  • Cour suprême: le juge Fish tire sa révérence (La Presse): "Cette vacance marquera la sixième occasion pour le gouvernement de Stephen Harper de nommer un magistrat au plus haut tribunal du pays. Sa dernière nomination était le Québécois Richard Wagner (...) Diplômé de l'Université McGill et de l'Université de Paris, Morris J. Fish s'est spécialisé en droit pénal et a pratiqué au sein de l'étude Cohen, Leithman, Kaufman, Yarosky & Fish, en plus d'enseigner le droit dans diverses universités montréalaises. Il a été conseiller juridique spécial à la Commission d'enquête sur l'industrie de la construction au Québec, la Commission Cliche."
  • Morris Fish to retire from Supreme Court of Canada (Financial Post)
  • Supreme Court Justice Morris Fish retiring (CBC News)

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