Monthly Archives: April 2017

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

Fixing mandatory minimum penalties a way to cut court backlogs: minister

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she intends to introduce the first legislative amendments to mandatory minimum sentences this spring, starting to reverse dozens of changes made by the former Conservative government during its decade in power.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 17 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Charter at 35: The police reined in by rights

When a patrolling police officer saw two people driving away from a suspected “crack house” on a December night in 1989, he decided to follow; He eventually pulled the vehicle over several blocks away.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

‘Trial of Trayvon Martin’ takes aim at justice system

Trayvon Martin committed no crime, but he has already been on trial twice.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Judges overturn abuse conviction of man who killed himself during trial

The conviction of a former boarding school worker found guilty of child sexual abuse after he killed himself during his trial has been overturned.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Child Abuse by Omission: How American Law Holds Mothers Responsible for Their Partners’ Crimes

Are mothers responsible for the abuse their children suffer at the hands of their male partners? While most of us recognize the complexity involved in trying to protect a child or anyone else from an abuser, the law takes a far less nuanced view — particularly when it concerns mothers.

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