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tax protester

In other words, these groups or individuals seek to avoid income tax obligations without any proper legal foundation.

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word of the week emotion hate speech

Emotion is an "instinctive ... feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge" and is therefore subjective

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legal wit notice

Caligula, who directed an important notice be written in a small hand and posted in a dark corner of Rome so it really came to no one’s attention.

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Human Rights is a rich and complex area of law within Canadian jurisprudence. One distinguishing feature of human rights legislation is its “quasi-constitutional” status, which is associated with special rules of statutory interpretation. This post provides a concise summary of those rules, as well as a discussion of constitutional aspects of human rights law, and the burden of proof on human rights claimants.

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floating ball gambling

Over the course of the three and a half years of play, one particular manoeuvre of the dealer drew frequent comments and complaints.

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legal wit r v duncan ontario

The “internet”, also known as the “world-wide web” is a bi-polar electronic Leviathan that has erupted on the world scene in the past two decades.

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What's the difference between "referred to" and "considered" in KeyCite?

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File Slack

"[F]ile slack”, or unallocated space ... occurs after a file is deleted.

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Word of The Week - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization committed to the advancement of human rights across the globe.

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Legal Wit -

Factums and books of authorities are supposed to have buff covers:

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[The secured creditor bank] says that the Debtor and its related corporation ... (the “Related Party”) were involved in a scheme [similar to the commonly known scheme of “cheque kitting”] whereby cheques drawn against the [bank] account were matched by fictitious deposits of cheques drawn on the Related Party's account.

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Word of the Week - LUNCH

[CRA] bulletin 1C73-21R9 ... [which] seems to be implicitly contending that “meal” and “lunch” are two different concepts ... [was] simply incorrect.

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