R. v. Valle-Quintero, 2021 ONCA 390, June 8, 2021, at paragraphs 6 to 9: The appellant argues that a number of factors give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias.
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A Trial Judge’s Reading Blog
This paper will seek to examine the manner in which the “virtual court” can operate in the criminal law context (when I use the words “virtual court”, I am referring
In R. v. McColman, 2021 ONCA 382, June 4, 2021, the accused was convicted of an offence, contrary to the former section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. The police had
R. v. John, 2021 SKCA 83, May 28, 2021, at paragraphs 18 to 25: There are three recognized types of identification evidence that may be tendered at trial: eyewitness evidence,
In R. v. B.L., 2021 ONCA 373, June 2, 2021, the accused was convicted of the offence of sexual assault. In convicting the accused, the trial judge noted that the
In R. v. Morrow, 2021 SCC 21, May 19, 2021, the accused was convicted of the offence of attempting to obstruct the course of justice. The accused had been charged
Can a Judge Order that the Accused Appear by Videoconferencing When the Accused Wishes to Appear in Person?
There have been conflicting decisions on this issue. The most recent decision answers yes to this question. In R. v. Y.A., 2021 ONCJ 295, May 20, 2021, the accused was
The issue of how a trial judge is to assess a purported absence of motive to fabricate in assessing a witness’ (usually the complainant’s) evidence was considered by the British
R. v. Marshall, 2021 ONCA 344, May 21, 2021, at paragraphs 51 to 53: It is also important to appreciate and maintain the clear distinction between the “Summers” credit and