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Fortney: Recommendation to remove "knees together" judge met with applause

When she entered law school more than 20 years ago, Alice Woolley had big dreams. “You go to law school because you want the legal system to function fairly — that all people are treated with dignity and respect,” says the University of Calgary law professor. 648 more words

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Sex assault retrial complainant had buyer's remorse in 'knees together' case: lawyer

A lawyer for a man facing a sex assault retrial after the original judge asked the complainant why she didn’t keep her knees closed says the alleged victim had a case of “buyer’s remorse.” 453 more words

Crime

Alberta's information and privacy commissioner loses Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court has ruled against Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner in a case involving the University of Calgary.

Jill Clayton had asked the top court to overturn an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that found her office lacked the legal authority to force public bodies to hand over documents that they claim are subject to solicitor-client privilege. 211 more words

Politics

Final arguments in 'knees together' case delayed until Tuesday

Closing arguments in a sexual assault retrial that was ordered after controversial comments by a Calgary judge during the first trial have been delayed for a day. 148 more words

Crime

Dustin Paxton, convicted of starving and torturing roommate, has appeal dismissed

Alberta’s top court has upheld the conviction of a man who tortured and starved his roommate six years ago.

Dustin Paxton, now 36, was convicted of aggravated and sexual assault in 2012. 117 more words

Crime

Crown arguing against admitting evidence from original ’knees together’ trial

A judge in a high-profile sexual assault retrial says it doesn’t matter whether the complainant was planning to have sex with the accused 10 or 15 minutes before the alleged attack. 491 more words

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Judge in 'knees together' retrial says a woman can change her mind on consent

A judge in a high-profile sexual assault retrial says it doesn’t matter whether the complainant was planning to have sex with the accused 10 or 15 minutes before the alleged attack. 627 more words

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