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Ruling extends spousal immunity to common-law spouses

The common law rule against spousal compellability must be extended to common-law spouses because otherwise it would result in “blatant discrimination” that cannot be countenanced in the age of the Charter, held the Alberta Court of Appeal in a ruling that will most likely have persuasive authority in spite of a bill introduced in Parliament that will abolish spousal immunity, according to legal experts. 1,056 more words


Court allows extradition of Alberta terrorism suspect

WATCH: An Edmonton man has been ordered to face terrorism and murder charges in the United States. Fletcher Kent reports.

EDMONTON – The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that an Alberta man should be extradited to the United States to face terrorism and murder charges. 343 more words


Omar Khadr agrees to stay in federal prison

EDMONTON – Omar Khadr has agreed to remain in a federal prison — for now.

Lawyers for the former Guantanamo Bay detainee consented Thursday to a stay of a recent decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal that ordered he be transferred to a provincial jail. 507 more words