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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, August 5, 2013

McCorkell Will Dispute Set for September


As I have previously discussed, Robert McCorkell’s sister recently had a New Brunswick judge issue a temporary injunction on public policy grounds to prevent his estate, and valuable coin collection, from being sent out of province and into the hands of the neo-Nazi organization, the National Alliance.

This case is set to proceed in September and is expected to focus on the limits of free speech.  Fred Steed, the lawyer representing McCorkell’s executor and the National Alliance’s interests, says the gift represents the “interests of freedom of speech” and exists within the limits of free expression.  He wishes to cross-examine Isabelle McCorkill “to determine if she is a genuine plaintiff or someone simply standing in for the civil rights group, the Southern Poverty Law Centre.” 

Another hearing is also set to determine whether to allow intervener status to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith, or the New Brunswick government. 

See CBC News, Neo-Nazi’s Will Dispute Heads to Court in September, Yahoo! News Canada, July 31, 2013.


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Gerry: I am a retired New Brunswick Lawyer and have posted a comment on McCorkill vs. Streed at Canadian lawyers Magazine. You might take a peek at my brief comments and let me have your reaction. Best regards, Daniel

Posted by: Daniel J. Grasse | Feb 12, 2015 6:14:39 AM

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