Australian Group Interviews Bussey on Equality and Freedom of Religion

This entry is part 36 of 36 in the series Trinity Western University.

The Freedom For Faith, an Australian group that is advocating for religious freedom in the discussion on same sex marriage in Australia recently interviewed me about how the redefinition of marriage changed the legal discussion on the relationship between equality and religious freedom.  This is the result.  You can… More

Canadian Council of Christian Charities Granted Intervener Status in Wall Case

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

The Supreme Court of Canada has allowed 11 groups (some of which will appear jointly making 9 applications) to intervene in the “Wall case.”  This case will be heard in Ottawa on November 2.  It has attracted a lot of attention among religious communities because it deals with the rights… More

Canadian Council of Christian Charities Granted Intervener Status in TWU Case: The Supreme Court Changes Course On TWU Interveners

This entry is part 35 of 36 in the series Trinity Western University.

In another surprising move, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has “varied” Justice Richard Wagner’s order on the Trinity Western University (TWU) School of Law case. On July 27, 2017, Justice Wagner granted intervener status to 9 out of 26 applications. Four days later, on July 31, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin… More

Supreme Court Grants 9 But Denies 23 Groups Intervener Status In Landmark Case

This entry is part 34 of 36 in the series Trinity Western University.

In a decision that has surprised many lawyers, the Supreme Court of Canada has denied 17 applications (comprising 23 groups as a number of groups filed jointly) intervener status in the landmark case of Trinity Western University (TWU) School of Law.  Canadian Council of Christian Charities was among the applications… More

Supreme Court of Canada Decides to Hear The Wall Case: Is A Church Member Entitled To Sue A Congregation Because He Was Disfellowshipped?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided today to hear the Wall case from Alberta.  The SCC must decide if a court has jurisdiction to hear a case of a former church member who is suing for damages because he lost his membership due to church discipline.  Here is a… More