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

The obscure Canadian law that keeps screwing up high-profile criminal trials

They were perhaps the two most prominent criminal trials in recent Toronto memory. They each involved horrific violence — planned in the one case, carried out in the other. They drew blanket media coverage and at great cost, in time and money, they both ended in conviction. Now, thanks to errors in the same obscure rules judging jury selection, both those convictions have been tossed.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Men appeal conviction in Via Rail terror plot, argue jury improperly selected

Two men found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are asking Ontario’s highest court to grant them a new trial, arguing the jury that convicted them was improperly selected.

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

Jury dismissed after Crown looks up jurors on LinkedIn

A prosecutor’s use of LinkedIn to conduct background checks on jurors is raising new questions about improper vetting after a second jury in a week was dismissed in Atlantic Canada over the issue.

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

Why a judge dismissed the jury in the Dennis Oland murder case

OnTuesday, Justice Terrence Morrison of the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench declared a mistrial when he learned that a Saint John police officer used a police database to track all interactions would-be jurors had with police.

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

What could reform look like, after the fury over the Stanley acquittal?

The trial over Colten Boushie’s death has re-exposed raw wounds. Is Indigenous self-determination over criminal justice the way forward?

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

Stanley trial exposes problems with jury selection, say legal experts

The trial of Gerald Stanley, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Saskatchewan First Nations man Colten Boushie, is exposing a fundamental flaw in Canada’s justice system, say some legal experts.

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

In Saskatchewan, a trial’s jury selection reveals a legal injustice

Andray Domise on the possible consequences of removing Indigenous people from the jury pool for the trial of the man accused of killing Colten Boushie

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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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