634 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 4 J U L Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE
Sir Mota Singh, Q.C., has died at the age of 86. He was, when appointed a
judge in 1979, the first East Indian and the first Sikh judge in England and
Wales. He was also the first judge in 300 years who did not wear the traditional
horsehair wig. Instead, he wore a starched white turban.
English High Court judges are about to receive a fifteen per cent pay raise.
Currently they are paid £179,768.00 per annum. It is hoped that the pay
adjustment will solve a recruitment problem that has been plaguing the
English bench for some time.
“My hero—my solicitor” was the theme of a 2004 advertising campaign by
the Law Society of the UK.
The president of the United States has ordered all funding of the National
Endowment for the Arts to cease. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival estimates
that close to a thousand theatres will have to close as a result of this
#45 is also in the process of cutting $1.2 billion from the research grants
to the National Institute for Health. Dr. Marco Marra, UBC Canada research
chair in genome science, describes the effect of this withdrawal of financial
support as “catastrophic”.
During his candidacy, #45 had the following exchange with John Harwood
HARWOOD: Your answer to policy questions, how do you pay for this,
how are you going to do that, is: “I’m Trump. I’m good. I’m the best. I will
get it done.” Who’s your model? We don’t have Superman presidents.
TRUMP: No, but we will if you have Trump. You watch. We’re going to have
a president that will not allow our country to be taken advantage of, and
we’re going to have a president that’s not going to make stupid deals …
“There was ample evidence that by hanging from the structure of the Patullo
bridge in his superhero costume with his banner, the appellant created
a hazard so as to interfere with the use of the bridge, and thus committed
mischief”: R. v. Legere, 2006 BCSC 1745 at para. 30. An application for leave
to appeal was dismissed.
The Republicans in the House of Representatives have drafted a bill that
would impose new limits on lawsuits involving care covered by Medicaid or
private health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act. The limits
would apply to some product liability claims as well as medical malpractice
cases involving doctors, hospitals and nursing homes. The limit is to be