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Bench Press: Truth in Sentencing Act Fails Again

For the second time this year, courts have found fatal flaws in sections of the federal Truth in Sentencing Act.  In April the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges could give 1.5 days credit for every day an offender spends in pre-trial custody when determining a sentence, despite the Act’s requirement that only one day credit could be given.  237 more words


Bench Press: The Facebook Factor

A Nova Scotia judge has ruled that a plaintiff’s Facebook usage history data can be accessed by a lawyer defending a personal injury claim.  The lawyer was seeking the data under the disclosure of documents rule in the Nova Scotia Civil Procedure Rules.  186 more words


Sep/Oct Issue of LawNow: Looking at Criminal Law

Featured Articles: Looking at Criminal Law

Perhaps more than any other area of the law, criminal law is constantly evolving.

Recent Developments in Criminal Law… 146 more words


Bench Press: Limits to “Mr. Big” Stings

Police in Newfoundland suspected that Nelson Hart deliberately drowned his twin daughters but had no proof.  They began an elaborate hoax to recruit Mr. Hart into a fictitious crime ring. 440 more words