Monthly Archives: March 2015

Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Tough to manage California’s death row.

California’s death row, with no executions in sight, runs out of room

With no executions in nearly a decade and newly condemned men arriving each month, the nation’s largest death row has run out of room.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 29 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Perhaps we will get some clarification on Quebec’s “freedom of religion”

Lawyers seek ruling on whether judges can dictate religious attire in court

MONTREAL — Lawyers for a woman who was denied a court appearance because of her hijab are seeking a legal opinion on the rights of Quebecers who want access to justice while wearing religious attire.

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Slim’s Criminal Law Mar 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Do we really want this to be a criminal offense?

Dad Leaves Toddler Daughter Alone In Car For ‘Minutes,’ Stunned He Got Arrested

One dad is now speaking out about a daunting incident he experienced after leaving his two-year-old daughter alone in a car. According to Birmingham Mail, Tim Haines left the toddler in the car for less than five minutes while he ran inside a store to pick up her prescription.

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

Sometimes the law interferes with politics

Feds should’ve consulted international law experts before invoking UN Charter’s article 51 against ISIL in Syria, say critics

PARLIAMENT HILL—Despite the government’s top military lawyer’s impressive background as a chief legal adviser and his experience in the Armed Forces, the Conservatives should have also sought advice from other international law experts before invoking a UN charter to defend its decision to participate in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria without the Syrian president’s consent, say critics.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 25 – www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Is this the way we want our sex offender registry to work?

Montana Department of Justice launches email notification system for offender registry

HELENA – Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced a new service that allows the public to be automatically notified by email whenever a sexual or violent offender moves into a zip code of interest to subscribers.

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

The saga continues

Omar Khadr seeks bail while his case is appealed in U.S.

EDMONTON—On the afternoon of Jan. 11, 2006, a lanky Canadian teenager walked into a Guantanamo courtroom for the first time since he was shot and captured years earlier by U.S. forces.

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

The latest piece in the New Brunswick Mountie killer case

Bourque appeal rejected

The Law Society of New Brunswick says it will not appoint a lawyer to look into an appeal of the sentence of Justin Bourque after a prominent Quebec lawyer raised concerns about the case and the Mountie killer’s unprecedented sentence.

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Slim’s Criminal Law Mar 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Italian Justice and American Justice

The Endless Trials of Amanda Knox: a Key Decision Approaches March 25

ROME — Italy’s highest court is about to consider once again what to do about the murder of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British student brutally stabbed to death in Perugia, Italy, on November 1, 2007.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Another step by the Conservative Government in removing power from Judges.

Ottawa to give juries bigger role in determining life without parole

The Conservative government is moving to give juries an important role in determining whether convicted killers receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole, under a bill introduced in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 12 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

We have to solve this problem quickly, how would it be if the Americans had no way to carry out executions.

A move toward firing squads

A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.

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