Monthly Archives: May 2015

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

Can officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death get a fair trial in Baltimore?

Lawyers representing the six Baltimore police officers facing criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray are seeking to move legal proceedings outside the city, arguing that there is no way the officers can get a fair trial after the intense media coverage and because all residents were affected by a city-wide curfew ordered in response to rioting.

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

Guns in America

Guns can be carried into more public places, even churches

WICKENBURG –– More Americans can carry guns in more places than ever before. In the majority of states, law-abiding gun owners can walk into bars, restaurants and churches with their guns without fear of legal ramifications, a News 21 review of all 50 states found.

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

The difficulty of due process in the age of counterterrorism

From behind the prison plexiglass, the prisoner with a three-inch beard wears an orange jumpsuit and cradles the telephone receiver to his ear.

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

Driving Stoned

Why it’s so hard to fight drug-impaired driving

Finding the best way to test drivers not as straightforward as testing for alcohol impairment

Before a driver who had just smoked a lot of pot hit the vehicle Nancy Stewart’s husband was driving, killing him instantly, she hadn’t given much thought to the dangers of someone getting behind the wheel while impaired by drugs.

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

Another challenge to Harper’s tough on crime legislation.

Victim surcharges ‘entrench cyle of poverty’: lawyer

The validity of the mandatory victim surcharge provisions implemented by the federal government is facing a potential challenge in the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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

Fifteen Years For Sex on the Beach? Seriously?

For a variety of reasons — and, I promise, none of them is because I like a good, salacious news story — a jury trial in Bradenton captured my attention this week.

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

Roadside driving prohibitions under attack

Supreme Court of Canada to rule on roadside driving prohibitions in B.C. based on alcohol breathalyzer tests

If the Supreme Court of Canada does not uphold the British Columbia government’s authority, under the Constitution, to impose immediate licence suspensions on drivers who fail roadside alcohol breathalyzer tests, there could be an increase in collisions and auto claims costs, Insurance Bureau of Canada suggested in a factum submitted to Canada’s highest court.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Khadr gets bail

Omar Khadr to be freed on bail while awaiting appeal

Omar Khadr, who has spent  the past 13 years in prison, will be freed on bail while he appeals his convictions in the United States for war crimes, an Edmonton judge decided today.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 5 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Free speech in La Belle Province

Quebec town makes it illegal to insult its cops and workers online

MONTREAL – A Quebec town has made it illegal to insult a police officer or any of its municipal employees on the Internet.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A look at the use of solitary confinement in our jails

One Dark Side of the Criminal Justice System That Everyone Should Know

James Burns wasn’t sure if what he was seeing was real.

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