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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|

The Jinx Back On Trial For Another Murder

Robert Durst, the eccentric millionaire subject of the HBO crime documentary "The Jinx," testified in his own defence Monday as he stands trial for murder in the 2000 killing of his close friend and confidante Susan Berman.

August 12th, 2021|

Brothers Exonerated for Rape and Murder

A federal jury has awarded $75 million to two brothers in North Carolina, decades after they were convicted of rape and murder they did not commit. Leon Brown and Henry McCollum federal were arrested in 1983 and spent nearly 31 years in prison before the half-brothers were exonerated in 2014.

May 21st, 2021|

Supreme Court Restores Convictions for Via Rail Terrorists

Jury selection errors can be remedied if certain requirements are met, the Supreme Court of Canada has found in restoring the convictions of two accused in a plot to attack a Via Rail train. The Crown’s appeal in R. v. Esseghaier was allowed on October 7, and reasons for judgment were delivered on Friday.

March 10th, 2021|

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