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Peremptory Challenges: New Rules of Jury Selection in Criminal Trials

The Canadian jury selection system was amended in 2019 by the federal government when “peremptory challenges” were removed. When Bill C-75 was passed and removed peremptory challenges, the government changed the way that jury members were chosen for trials of accused people moving through the justice system in Canada.

June 2nd, 2022|

Prosecutoril Ethics Getting a Fresh Look

In June 2021, Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams took the unusual step of issuing an apology to Kaliegh Smith, who spent nearly 14 years behind bars for the fatal shooting of Jason Anderson—a crime Smith contends he did not commit.

February 9th, 2022|

Detective Stole Drugs From Active Criminal Cases

A veteran Toronto homicide detective has admitted to obstructing justice and stealing drugs from two active homicide cases, according to courtroom testimony and police records reviewed by CBC News. Retired detective Paul Worden's Ontario actions and admissions affected other ongoing criminal proceedings.

January 5th, 2022|

Prosecutor Charged for Interference in Murder Case

In 2019, the Liberal government passed legislation banning peremptory challenges – a move that allows lawyers to reject a potential juror without giving any explanation. The following year, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the legislation ruling it constitutional.

September 9th, 2021|

Jury Peremptory Challenges Are Not Retroactive

In 2019, the Liberal government passed legislation banning peremptory challenges – a move that allows lawyers to reject a potential juror without giving any explanation. The following year, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the legislation ruling it constitutional.

August 23rd, 2021|

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