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Alberta's top court rejects kinky sex defence in Calgary killer's appeal

Convicted killer Kristopher Guenther’s kinky sex defence was rejected Tuesday by the province’s top court.

In a unanimous ruling, a three-member Alberta Court of Appeal panel said Justice Allan Macleod made no errors… 479 more words

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Alberta transgender teacher fired in 2008 loses case in appeal court

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Judge slams Alberta Court of Appeal for potential appearance of bias

A failure to randomly assign judges to hear cases could leave the perception that the Alberta Court of Appeal is biased, fears one judge.

In a written ruling released this week on a sexual assault sentencing appeal, Justice Ronald Berger strongly rebukes his own court’s process for selecting appeal panels. 502 more words

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Panel dismisses appeal of man who fatally bombed Innisfail mom

The Red Deer man who used a gift-wrapped bomb to kill a disabled Innisfail mom will remain behind bars after a panel of judges dismissed an appeal of his first-degree murder conviction. 485 more words

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Explainer: Solicitor-client privilege often stymies the release of public records, and that may be a problem

At the centre of recent issues around access to information in Alberta is the concept of solicitor-client privilege. While there are differing opinions around the issue, there is one area of agreement — it’s complicated. 539 more words


Supreme Court won't hear appeal of man convicted of torturing roommate

OTTAWA — An Alberta man who tortured and starved his roommate is not getting a chance to appeal his conviction before Canada’s top court.

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Dustin Paxton’s request to challenge a 2016 ruling from the Alberta Court of Appeal, which upheld a guilty verdict of aggravated assault and sexual assault. 376 more words


Wanted: Former Calgary officer charged in corruption probe fails to appear in court

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a former Calgary police officer after he failed to appear for a Friday court appearance.

One of several city officers arrested last year after an internal anti-corruption probe, Anthony Braile was a no-show in Calgary court Friday morning, prompting Court of Queen’s Bench Judge Earl Wilson to issue warrants for his arrest. 181 more words

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