Category Archives: Criminal

Throwing the Dog a Bone: A Historical and Policy Critique of the Supreme Court’s Bestiality Ruling

By: Joshua Sealy-Harrington and Evan Choate PDF version: Throwing the Dog a Bone: A Historical and Policy Critique of the Supreme Court’s Bestiality Ruling Case Commented On: R v DLW, 2016 SCC 22 (CanLII) In R v DLW, 2016 SCC 22 … Continue reading

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The Probative Value of Technological Evidence

By: Lisa Silver PDF Version: The Probative Value of Technological Evidence Case Commented On: R v Didechko, 2016 ABQB 376 (CanLII) “After a while circumstantial evidence can be overwhelming!” remarked Mister Justice Germain in the recent Alberta Queen’s Bench decision, R … Continue reading

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Justice In a Timely Manner: The New Framework for Trial Within a Reasonable Time

By: Drew Yewchuk  PDF Version: Justice In a Timely Manner: The New Framework for Trial Within a Reasonable Time Cases Commented On: R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27 (CanLII); R v Williamson, 2016 SCC 28 (CanLII) I recently posted a comment … Continue reading

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On the DLW Decision and the Meaning of Modernity

By: Lisa Silver PDF Version: On the DLW Decision and the Meaning of Modernity Case Commented On: R v DLW, 2016 SCC 22 (CanLII) Despite our common law system, statute law remains a key source of law in Canada. Its importance … Continue reading

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Access to Justice in Criminal Law

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Access to Justice in Criminal Law Case Commented On: R. v Moodie, 2016 ONSC 3469 (CanLII) The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees everyone the right to retain and instruct counsel on arrest or detention. What … Continue reading

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