Monthly Archives: February 2015

Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 28 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

An interesting and now constitutional way to deal with drinking and driving

Judge denies challenge to Alberta’s drunk driving laws

EDMONTON – A controversial Alberta law that imposes indefinite licence suspensions on accused drunk drivers has been upheld as constitutional.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Strange – this is what the Supreme Court of Canada said in 2012 regarding a witness who wanted to testify wearing a  niquab.

“A witness who for sincere religious reasons wishes to wear the niqab while testifying in a criminal proceeding will be required to remove it if (a) this is necessary to prevent a serious risk to the fairness of the trial, because reasonably available alternative measures will not prevent the risk; and (b) the salutary effects of requiring her to remove the niqab outweigh the deleterious effects of doing so.”

‘You are not suitably dressed’: Quebec judge refused to hear single mother’s case because of hijab

Montreal — A Quebec Court judge refused to hear the case this week of a single mother trying to retrieve her car because the woman would not remove her Muslim head scarf.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Aren’t you relieved also?

South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 per cent.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Execution from a religious perspective

State-sponsored execution is an affront to God’s law

A recent debate in the Utah House of Representatives seems to suggest growing recognition among legislators of the precarious place any state occupies when it tries to take on a role best left to God.

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Slim’s Criminal Law Interview Feb 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Listen to my interview on CBC Montreal.

http://www.montrealcriminallaw.com/#!media/c10ih

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Even if they are not caught, is it really a big score?

Cremated remains of loved one stolen during Etobicoke break-in

Somebody broke into an Etobicoke home yesterday and stole the cremated remains of the victim’s mother.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

An interesting look at privacy

What to do when cop cameras track your every move

In the past few years, police around the country have built up vast networks of cameras mounted on squad cars and posts that continuously take pictures of license plates, instantaneously enter the numbers in big computer data bases and, as result, quietly track the moves of millions of law-abiding Americans.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Banning texting while driving isn’t it obvious?

Lawmakers consider texting-while-driving ban

OKLAHOMA CITY — Dallas Hutchinson hadn’t been drinking and he wasn’t on drugs the day he lost control of his car and fatally injured himself in a single-vehicle crash in July 2010.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Is the State meddling too far into our lives or perhaps not enough?

Mother who left child alone acquitted

She may be guilty of bad parenting — at least in the eyes of some — but a stressed-out Winnipeg mother who left her six-year-old child alone in a locked home for 90 minutes has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 19 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Are people going to prison needlessly?

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Criminals don’t have much of a lobby under the Gold Dome. The prevailing wisdom is that they get what they deserve. But the real question is do they deserve what they get?

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