April 6th, 2016

R. v. S. R. 2016 Fort McMurray Queen’s Bench

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Judge and Jury trial on count of sexual assault. Complainant alleged that the client, her friend and acquaintance came to her home to drop off some Christmas presents to take back home to family.  While there he sexually assaulted her by having vaginal intercourse and then returned to his girlfriend who had been waiting in … Read More.

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.