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

Man who pleaded guilty in killing of unborn child wants to withdraw plea

MONTREAL — A Montreal man who pleaded guilty just 12 days ago to fatally stabbing his unborn child told a Quebec Superior Court justice on Tuesday that he now wants to withdraw his plea.

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

Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work?

Remember those old “wanted” posters on TV Westerns? They offered rewards for handing over a person to law enforcement. In more recent times, rewards are less about bounty hunting and more about persuading people to provide information that can help solve a crime. It’s an attempt to use money to overcome fear and apathy, and sometimes that can be difficult.

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

Canadian law can’t punish some peacekeepers for sex misconduct abroad — and the UN isn’t happy about it

When the United Nations launched an investigation into the allegation that a Canadian peacekeeper had sexually assaulted a Haitian woman in early 2013, the file landed on the desk of Rob Hotston.

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

Dershowitz: ‘Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution’

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz told John Catsimatidis in a new interview that the potential criminal charges faced by former FBI Director Andrew McCabe are a result of the “criminalization” of political differences in America.

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

The brain, the criminal and the courts

States of mind that the legal system cares about — memory, responsibility and mental maturity — have long been difficult to describe objectively, but neuroscientists are starting to detect patterns. Coming soon to a courtroom near you?

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

Minister suggests Alberta adopts “Clare’s Law” to prevent domestic abuse

Following the murder of Clare Wood in the UK by her boyfriend, who had a domestic violence record not disclosed to Clare by police, Saskatchewan conducted an in-depth review of six domestic homicides and provided a list of 19 recommendations. They found a specialized first responder team was needed to handle domestic violence cases effectively.

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

Montreal man pleads guilty to murder of unborn child

MONTREAL — A Montreal man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in a stabbing attack that killed his unborn child and seriously injured the baby’s mother.

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

‘We don’t have a word for crime’: New Calgary Indigenous Court to follow peacemaking approach

The Calgary Indigenous Court (CIC) will officially open this week during a ceremony presided over by Judge Eugene Creighton, a member of the Blood Tribe who speaks fluent Blackfoot.

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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 Aug 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

EDITORIAL: Sexual assault law a tricky balance

Trying to set a level playing field in situations as fraught as sexual assault cases is exceedingly complex.

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