Monthly Archives: April 2015

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

Cheating on judicial entrance exams – ironic

Widespread cheating in judicial service exams alleged

Some applicants at the ninth written test for appointment of Assistant Judges and Judicial Magistrates that began on Apr 10 have themselves blown the whistle.

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

And some say Canada’s Anti Terrorism Law goes too far.

Does France’s proposed surveillance law go too far?

PARIS — Privacy is highly prized in France, and its politicians were among the loudest complaining when the NSA’s widespread data collection came to light two years ago – despite accusations that France had a similar history of espionage.

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

Perhaps the last Nazi war crimes trial

Trial of Former Auschwitz Guard, 93, Opens in Germany

LÜNEBURG, Germany — Seven decades after the liberation of Auschwitz, a 93-year-old former SS guard at the Nazi death camp shuffled into a German court on Tuesday to answer charges of complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in two months during the summer of 1944.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Is the law really too complicated for the citizenry

Justices may declare criminal law ‘unconstitutionally vague’

WASHINGTON — It was hard to pick out the repeat offender at the Supreme Court Monday — the criminal defendant or the law under which he was prosecuted.

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

The psychology behind the innocent defendant accepting a plea agreement

Southern Illinois University study examines psychology of plea deal acceptance

The Innocent Defendant’s Dilemma: An Innovative Empirical Study of Plea Bargaining ‘ s Innocence Problem by Lucian E. Dervan and Vanessa A. Edkins Ph.D.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 14 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Prisoners rights

Double-killer faces 50-year sentence, thanks to Criminal Code change

Prisoners hold many rights that most Canadians would agree on: The right not to be tortured, starved or sexually abused. But do they have the right to hope? Do they, in other words, have the right to believe in a future outside of prison, no matter how heinous their crimes?

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

The next test for Harper’s tough on crime stance

Top court to rule on Harper government’s mandatory minimums for gun crimes

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Tuesday on a key part of the Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 11 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Judicial independence does not mean the same thing in every country

Leaders Vow to Push Out Judge for ‘Unconscionable Ruling’ In Favor of Child Rapist

Three of the five members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors said today they will lend their political and fundraising muscle to an effort to recall local Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly — if he ignores their call to resign — for his ruling that deviated from a state- mandated minimum 25-years-to-life sentence for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old relative.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Interesting parole conditions

Ex-NFL Star Must Wear ‘Penis Ring’ Monitor to Stay Out of Jail

If Darren Sharper wants to stay out of prison, he’ll put a ring on it.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Who are the players in the Mike Duffy Trial

Mike Duffy trial: Key players and likely witnesses

When the much-anticipated trial for suspended senator Mike Duffy gets underway Tuesday, all eyes will be on the former Conservative Party star himself.

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