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Were the dice loaded in R v Barton, 2017 ABCA 216?

May 24, 2018 update at 09:44 EDM:  This just in today:   https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17800/index.do  the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on the Barton appeal.  In summary, it: (i)  refines the law on consent:  “While the jurisprudence has consistently referred to the relevant … Continue reading

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China, where lawyers are martyred…

China, where lawyers are martyred:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/04/chinese-lawyer-who-exposed-baby-milk-scandal-jailed-for-subversion http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pu-zhiqiang-human-rights-lawyer-china-1.3365674 http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/02/26/ontario-lawyers-urge-ottawa-to-raise-issue-of-jailed-chinese-colleagues-with-beijing/ Turkey, where a failed coup is being used to settle scores and silence dissent once and for all:   https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/03/free-speech-groups-condemn-turkeys-closure-of-29-publishers-after-failed-coup and Russia, where the hand of the government is never quite seen in … Continue reading

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