"Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird"*

Warning: When referring to the movie, the blog below refers to the sensitive language used in the movie. This includes r...

By the time a trial judgment ends up in the Court of Appeal, there are often multiple, sometimes dozens, of grounds of appeals; others raise only a single ground. The very recent case from the Court of Appeal, delivered on February 9, 2018, R v Johnston 1 falls in betw...

For many of us, the last time we thought about the phrase stare decisis (Latin: “standing by things decided” 1) was in law school, but the concept lies at the heart of the common law tradition: “the legal principle of determining points in litigation according to prece...

Gerald Stanley, a Caucasian man, was acquitted on February 9th, 2018, in a case where it was open to the jury to convict for second degree murder and manslaughter in the death of an Indigenous man, Colton Boushie, in Saskatchewan. This verdict has caused a maelstrom ac...

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