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How Drunk Is Too Drunk? Consent In Sexual Assault Cases

Can a drunk person consent to sex? It happens all the time. Every night, in bars and nightclubs and pool halls, men and women drink and socialize and “hook up”. Alcohol…

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Five Ways To Reduce Delay In The Courts

The justice system in Canada is in crisis. It is a crisis that has been building for decades, and for many reasons. Despite the steady drop in crime rates, the growth…

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Sexual Assault: Justice Doesn’t Always Mean Guilty

Words matter. Newsflash to the media, politicians and activists: an acquittal is not a failure of justice. Canada’s justice system has checks and balances that do work, considering how overburdened it…

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The Top 10: The Most Important Supreme Court Of Canada Decisions Of 2016

R. v. Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43 – Plea Bargains A judge is not bound by joint submissions made by the Crown and defence. Nonetheless, in order to create more certainty in…

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“Taking The Fifth”: Avoiding Self-Incrimination In Court

The right against self-incrimination aims to protect against unreliable confessions and the abuse of power by the government. The importance of this right is highlighted by the fact that several different…

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How Does The Government Fight Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has been identified as a major priority by both the federal government (which creates the law) and the Ontario government (which enforces the law). Because of the vulnerability of…

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What Is Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any violence that occurs within family or intimate relationships. The main characteristic of such violence is that it occurs to people who are often vulnerable, or dependent on…

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Will A Peace Bond Show Up On A Criminal Record Check

Society today is obsessed with security. Every employee needs ID and a criminal record check. In today’s job market, a criminal record often means the difference between a paycheque and unemployment,…

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September 2016 - Recent Developments In The Ontario Court Of Appeal

R v Dickson 2016 ONCA 665 – Requesting the Appointment of Counsel When an individual wants to appeal a decision by the Court, he is allowed to request a judge to…

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What? The Police Can Examine My Penis? The Supreme Court Says Yes

Most people would say that if police need a warrant to search a private place like a house or a car or a cellphone, surely they would need a warrant to…

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What Is An Alibi

“Alibi” is the Latin term for “elsewhere”. In criminal law, when an individual claims that it is impossible for her to have committed the crime because she was somewhere else when…

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How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Trial

The Supreme Court of Canada Institutes a New Framework for Unreasonable Delay How much delay will the justice system tolerate before justice delayed becomes justice denied? Drawn out court proceedings are…

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