Keeping Up Is Hard to Do:
A Trial Judge’s Reading Blog

DISCHARGES

R. v. Turner, 2022 ABCA 11, January 14, 2022, at paragraph 34 A discharge, either absolute or conditional, is an extraordinary disposition – to be granted sparingly – not to

SENTENCE-ATTEMPTED MURDER

Director of Public Prosecutions -v- Benko, [2022] IECA 3, January 13, 2022, at paragraphs 56 and 57: Having  regard  to  the  above  cases,  and  emphasizing  again  that  this  is  a 

EVIDENCE-INSTRUMENTS COMMONLY IN USE

R. v. Hogan, 2022 ABCA 5, January 11, 2022, at paragraphs 7 to 10: The appellant argues that the trial judge improperly relied on location evidence from the complainant’s smartphone,