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Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon at a press conference on Oct. 17, 2022, at the Québec City National Assembly. He repeated that he did not want to swear an oath to King Charles. The Canadian Press/Karoline Boucher

There’s no official French version of the 1867 Constitution Act. So is taking the oath to the King in French valid?

No official French version of the Constitution Act of 1867 exists in 2022. This aberration calls into question the validity of taking an oath to the King in French.
Minister of Justice David Lametti participates in an Ottawa news conference in June 2022 on proposed amendments to the Criminal Code in response to a Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a defence of extreme intoxication. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

What Parliament refused to hear about Canada’s new extreme intoxication law

More than a dozen women’s organizations pleaded with the federal government to slow down and treat their concerns seriously about Bill C-28. It didn’t listen.
The full text of a law may not be in this book – nor in its online equivalent. RunPhoto/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Key parts of US laws are hard for the public to find and read

It’s a long-standing principle that people should be able to read the laws that govern them. But many technical rules and standards are hard to find and access, even for lawyers or court officials.
A migrant from Haiti waits with others at a clinic for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. AP Photo/Gregory Bull

Supreme Court’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ ruling puts immigration policy in the hands of voters – as long as elected presidents follow the rules

In the last decision of the term, the Supreme Court cleared a barrier for the Biden administration to end a Trump-era policy returning asylum seekers arriving in the US to camps in Mexico.
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When self-driving cars crash, who’s responsible? Courts and insurers need to know what’s inside the ‘black box’

Our research on a recent Australian court case shows how experts and lawyers can overcome opaque AI technology. But regulators could make it even easier, by making AI companies document their systems.

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