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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 1 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Supreme Court rules reporter must give RCMP material on accused terrorist

OTTAWA— A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police.

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

Journalist faces unprecedented criminal charges over coverage of Muskrat Falls protest

When Justin Brake made the move that would ultimately result in criminal charges against him, the journalist did not see himself as breaking the law.

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

Howard Anglin: When the police come knocking over feisty Facebook comments

Karen MacKinnon took to Facebook and unloaded on two town councillors. Days later, the RCMP knocked on her door

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

A new legal precedent means Americans can go to jail for what they say

In the American legal tradition, there’s no duty to rescue a person in danger—except if you’re the one who creates the danger, putting someone in peril. Say you see a kid drowning in a pool. You don’t have to do anything. But if you deliberately or otherwise pushed the child in, you must act.

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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 June 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Important travel information

Middle Finger Emoji Can Get You Jail Time In UAE

The middle finger emoji can convey a lot of sentiments — you can use it to display anger and when goofing around. But if you’re traveling abroad, then be wary of where and how you use emoji as the icon can potentially put you in jail.

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