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Thursday, June 09, 2016

McCorkill Appeal Denied

Yesterday we were reminded that the Supreme Court was set to rule on an appeal of the McCorkill case. Paulie, who is an interested party, seemed hopeful:

We would post the rest of the message (which includes the now predictable appeal for donations because.... Paulie), but we'll spare you the details.

Suffice it to say now, Paulie is going to be posting another, more despondent, message soon enough:

Supreme Court rejects appeal in white supremacy probate case
TORONTO — Reuters 
Published Thursday, Jun. 09, 2016 3:46PM EDT 
Last updated Thursday, Jun. 09, 2016 4:22PM EDT

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court decision to stop the execution of a New Brunswick man’s will that bequeathed his estate to U.S. white supremacists.

The Court declined to hear the appeal against a previous provincial court ruling, which was brought by the Canadian Association for Free Expression. It did not give a reason for the decision, in accordance with its usual practice.

Freedom to give away one’s property has sometimes been limited in Canada, where courts have been known to quash wills that they decide go against public policy.
McCorkill bequeathed his estate to the National Alliance, a white-supremacist group based in West Virginia.

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