Monthly Archives: February 2016

Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Pot businesses caught up in legal haze

A recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling in a tax case involving medical marijuana may have resulted in more confusion than clarity about the classification of therapeutic cannabis.

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

The Anatomy of ‘Making a Murderer’: Media changes the game in high-profile cases

‘Murder is hot.”

That was the observation of an NBC Dateline reporter as she tried to explain the media circus surrounding Steven Avery’s murder trial in the documentary Making a Murderer.

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

Pennsylvania girl, 14, pleads guilty to helping kill her mother

HARRISBURG, Pa., – A Pennsylvania teenager pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree murder in the killing of her mother last year and was sentenced to spend at least 35 years in prison after agreeing to testify against her former boyfriend, prosecutors said.

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

Riot in Mexican prison as rival factions fight; 52 dead, 12 injured

MONTERREY, Mexico — A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.

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

Albertans grapple with issues surrounding physician-assisted death

If Alexandra Anderson ever gets a degenerative disease, one that would significantly decrease her quality of life, she wants to know she can make the decision to die.

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

A record number of people were exonerated in 2015 for crimes they didn’t commit

The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a new report that tracks exonerations.

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Slim’s Crim Law News Feb 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Judges struggle with cases of social media

Judges have good reasons to stay off Facebook and Twitter — which is a real problem when they have to rule on cases about how people communicate these days.

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Slim’s Crim Law News Feb 1, 2016 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Can desires we find reprehensible be okay if the only victim is a doll?

Should this man go to prison for buying a child sex doll?

This month, in Canada, a man will stand trial for possessing child pornography even though the porn didn’t involve any actual child.

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