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October 7, 2013

Does Oral Argument Matter

A perennial question asked by appellate advocates is whether oral argument matters. Do their arguments have an impact on the decision-making process, and can they affect the outcome of a proceeding? At the Supreme Court level, Justice Ian Binnie and Chief Justice John Roberts both say that oral argument does matter, and they give the...

July 21, 2009

Bringing the Administration of Justice Into Disrepute

On July 17, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada released four decisions on the important  question of the circumstances in which evidence obtained by the police in a manner contrary to the Charter of Rights should be excluded from consideration at trial. Section 24(2) of the Charter states “Where, in proceedings under subsection (1), a...