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formal equality of the rule of law is replaced with the agendas and vindictiveness
of specific characters. Dumbledore, for example, chastises the
Minister of Magic for deviating from past traditions in holding a full criminal
trial against Harry for a “simple matter of underage magic” (p.149).
As he further admonishes, “in your admirable haste to ensure that the
law is upheld, you appear, inadvertently I am sure, to have overlooked a
few laws yourself” (p.149).
The world was to have learned of the 2020 Allard Law Alumni Association
Achievement Awards at a celebratory dinner on April 30, 2020. However, as
with much else, the event was postponed due to COVID-19. Unable to tolerate
the suspense any further, the Allard School of Law announced the award
recipients electronically in late October 2020. Leonard T. Doust, Q.C.,
received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Tricia Smith received the
Alumni Award of Distinction. Professor Natasha Affolder received the
Alumni Award for Research. Adrienne Smith received the Outstanding
Young Alum Award. Lastly, our own D. Michael Bain received the inaugural
Community Award. Congratulations to each of these worthy recipients.
David Fai was elected president of the board of the B.C. Civil Liberties
Taking the lead for “composer mentioned most often on these pages in
recent issues”, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, who had also studied law,
wrote The Firebird, which premiered in 1910 in Paris. The ballet was praised
at the time and launched Stravinsky to considerable success.
Earth, Wind & Fire, the band once described by Donald Trump as “third
rate”, had an incredible horn section named “the Phenix Horns”. It is not
clear whether they intended to misspell the word “Phoenix” or not. The
original members of the Phenix Horns, Don Myrick (saxophone), Louis “Lui
Lui” Satterfield (trombone), Rahmlee Michael Davis (trumpet) and Michael
Harris (trumpet) also contributed mightily to recordings made by Phil
Collins. Collins later sued two of the members (Rahmlee and Satterfield) for
overpayment of royalties spanning ten years due to an accounting error. He
won, but the court awarded only half of the $384,000 Collins sought and,
rather than requiring the two musicians to repay what they had already
received, ordered that the monies be collected from future royalties.
According to its website, Phoenix Rising FC is “the highest-level professional
soccer franchise in Arizona’s history”, and owners include “legendary
Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba”. It was established in 2016,