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2012 Wednesday, November 28,

What is proper and improper in a Crown closing address to a jury?

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 28th, 2012|

A proper (and improper) Crown Closing Address: Today the Court of Appeal released the judgment of R. v. Boudreau, 2012 ONCA 830 that reminded lawyers the extent to which they may properly advocate their positions in closing addresses, [...]

2012 Wednesday, November 21,

Improper Jury vetting by Crown in murder case requires new trial – Ont.C.A.

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 21st, 2012|

R. v. Spiers: improper vetting by Crowns may require new trials to remedy fairness. Today the Ontario Court of Appeal released the decision of R. v. Spiers, 2012 ONCA 798 that overturned a first-degree murder conviction and ordered a new [...]