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28
Jun 2007

The Devil Made Him Do It

Scott Panetti's cries of insanity found an ear in the USA Supreme Court, and using an old refrain in the legal songbook.

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25
Oct 2011
Chante Mallard's Weird Yet Horrible Crime

Chante Mallard's Weird Yet Horrible Crime

Although she may have accidentally killed a man with her vehicle, she would be sentenced for murder because of what she did and did not do, after the accident. » Continue Reading

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

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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12
Feb 2012
Montreal Lawyer Léo-René Maranda, R.I.P. - An Extraordinary Legacy

Montreal Lawyer Léo-René Maranda, R.I.P. - An Extraordinary Legacy

Recently deceased Montreal criminal law defence lawyer Léo-René Maranda, had the most extraordinary lawyer's life story. » 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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10
May 2010

Iraq Steals, Kuwait Still Suffers

Iraq continues to evade the arm of the law for its plunder of Kuwait in 1990.

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04
Feb 2012
Bullying: The Silent Persecution

Bullying: The Silent Persecution

The law must catch up to the fact of bullying and eradicate this killer of self-esteem, of reputation and in some cases, of the very lives of children.

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05
Feb 2011
Domestic Violence: A Tale of Two Cities

Domestic Violence: A Tale of Two Cities

The birthing pains of judicial recognition of domestic violence are not for the faint of heart. » Continue Reading

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