High time to listen to critics of the judiciary

Patrick Monahan, dean of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, was cited in an opinion piece in The Windsor Star Aug. 18, criticizing judicially created social policy. Monahan has noted, wrote the authors of the article, that the Supreme Court has become increasingly activist by striking down government laws, conduct, or decisions. The editorial was reprinted from the National Post.

Fine arts grad making Baubles

It was a gem of an idea that brought makeup artist Antonietta Perretta and York University fine arts grad Nancy Ciccone (BFA ’00) together to form Baubles jewellery three years ago, began a fashion feature in The Toronto Sun Aug. 19. Ciccone had just travelled through Europe and Japan and as a hobby was making jewelry from found objects collected here and abroad.

Justine Henin-Hardenne wins the Rogers AT&T Cup

Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne swept the Rogers AT&T Cup tennis final Aug. 17 at York University against unseeded qualifier Lina Krasnoroutskaya, reported dozens of major Toronto newspapers, radio and television stations and news wires Aug. 18. It was the end of a nine-day tournament that soldiered on despite the withdrawal of star players, record high temperatures and a power blackout.

On air

  • Craig Scott, international and human rights law expert and associate dean of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, talked about the case of Bashan Basani against the government of Iran and commented on the possibility of William Sampson and his fellow captives pursuing a case against the Saudi government for torture while they were in prison there, on CBC Radio’s national show “The Current” Aug. 14.