February 5th, 2016

R v Newborn, 2016 ABQB 13 per Burrows, J:

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Murder trial. Aboriginal accused. No aboriginal persons were part of the jury array. Constitutional challenge to s. 4(h) of the Jury Act which prohibits individuals with criminal records from being eligible to serve on a jury. Held: Application dismissed. As per Kokopenace [2015] SCJ No. 28: “There is no right to a jury roll of … Read More.

March 6th, 2015

R. v. Newborn, 2015 ABQB 130 per Burrows, J

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Aboriginal accused charged with murder. Defence had sought a declaration that the jury array summoned did not comply with ss. 629 and 630 CC, and the Alberta Jury Act, as none of the potential jurors were aboriginal. Application adjourned. Defence sought disclosure of “documents, emails, memos” from the Crown regarding this issue. Held: Disclosure ordered. … Read More.