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18
Jan 2013
Canada's Supreme Court, Hot and Cold in Battered Wife Claim

Canada's Supreme Court, Hot and Cold in Battered Wife Claim

Supreme Court of Canada plays chicken but stops prosecution of Nova Scotia woman who tried to hire hitman to take out an allegedly incredibly abusive husband.

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20
Aug 2011
Cannibalism on the High Seas: the Common Law's Perfect Storm

Cannibalism on the High Seas: the Common Law's Perfect Storm

There are tragic facts. And then there's the facts in R. v. Dudley. Murder and cannibalism in necessity were acquainted with the common law.

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27
May 2008

Police: Would That Be Cowardice or Stupidity?

British Columbia experiences two shining examples of police inaction - either cowardice or stupidity - in less than nine months.

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06
Mar 2008

Smut, Bellfield and Shannon

Smut, crime and catch and release in the homeland of common law.

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06
Dec 2012
Judges Down In the Line of Duty

Judges Down In the Line of Duty

Since 1979, in the United States, there have been too many murders of the icons of justice, judges.

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04
Sep 2007
The Battle of Edington - Passion Over Reason

The Battle of Edington - Passion Over Reason

Jonathan Edington, attorney, spited his compass, lost his bearings and killed a man, leaving a whole profession disheartened.

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14
Jul 2007

Crime Prevention: Get with the Program! What Program?

Canada annual release of crime rates statistics ignore the lack of a real, effective national crime prevention agency.

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02
Oct 2011
"Kill Me", The Victim Said.

"Kill Me", The Victim Said.

Current euthanasia debates bring to recall long, lost criminal law cases where, were it not for common sense and the basic intelligence of jurors, the novel defence of "he asked me to kill him" may yet have some legacy of success in Court. » Continue Reading

11
Oct 2011
The Case of Angela Palmer Raises the Spectre of the Death Penalty

The Case of Angela Palmer Raises the Spectre of the Death Penalty

The murder of Angela Palmer in October of 1984 can not be dismissed as Stephen King fiction.

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18
Sep 2013
Justice Gustin Reichbach - A Fighter Until His Clock Ran Out

Justice Gustin Reichbach - A Fighter Until His Clock Ran Out

When Mr. Justice Gustin Reichbach of the New York Supreme Court got a whiff of legal idiocy, he would go nose to nose with the law if need be, and fight even until his clock ran out.

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