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Another Human Rights Decision Overturned

The incident occurred in a courthouse lounge that was restricted to lawyers only – paralegals were not permitted. Melissa Firth, a librarian/administrator for the Peel Law Association, approached the two lawyers and asked for their identification, since she did not recognize them and thought they might be paralegals.

There have been many instances in which the courts have curtailed the excesses of human rights tribunals across the country. is happened again today, in the case of two black lawyers who claimed they were discriminated against by a legal librarian in 2008.

The incident occurred in a courthouse lounge that was restricted to lawyers only – paralegals were not permitted. Melissa Firth, a librarian/administrator for the Peel Law Association, approached the two lawyers and asked for their identification, since she did not recognize them and thought they might be paralegals. They immediately accused her of racial profiling, and a verbal altercation ensued.

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