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Past articles by Sean:

Witness to altercation involving Justice Russell Brown says he followed her to hotel room

Body-cam footage and a written police report show that three witnesses to Justice Brown’s conduct at an Arizona resort told mostly the same story as that reported by a former U.S. Marine → Read More

Investigation into Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown’s conduct underway, removal could be next

If judicial council determines Justice Russell Brown’s conduct was serious enough, he could be the first Supreme Court Justice removed from the bench through a public trial → Read More

Canadian Judicial Council investigating complaint against Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown

The disciplinary body did not disclose any details about the complaint against Justice Brown, who has been on leave of absence since Feb. 1 → Read More

Class-action lawsuit over strip searches in prisons certified by Ontario judge

Lawsuit accuses the federal prison system of conducting at least half a million illegal strip searches between 2014 and 2020 → Read More

New Brunswick appeal court reduces sentence for killer of three Moncton Mounties

The reduction flows from the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous rejection of a federal law that allowed judges to close the door on parole for mass killers → Read More

Law meant to protect free speech from abusive libel suits is misused, says Ontario Court of Appeal

Ontario enacted a law in 2015, aimed at protecting critics of the wealthy and powerful. The wealthy and powerful are now exploiting it, with a new ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal attempting to change that → Read More

Former NHL goalie whose parents were murdered laments Supreme Court life-without-parole reversal

Ex-NHL goaltender Don Edwards is writing a book detailing the injustice surrounding his parents’ murder. Edwards believes full parole is inevitable for the man who killed them in 1991 → Read More

Supreme Court Justice’s leave could have impact on pivotal environmental law case

Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown’s leave means a strong voice for provincial rights is absent as the court takes on a federalism case → Read More

Ex-husband ordered to pay $1-million after a long-running custody and support dispute

It took six years, several judges, 40 court orders, six offers to settle, more than 20 motions and, finally, a 12-day trial to achieve a court ruling in the case of Vineet Mehra and his ex-wife Jyoti Lakhtakia → Read More

Ottawa introduces bill to overhaul how wrongful convictions are reviewed

Canada’s first independent body for reviewing wrongful convictions would be established under legislation tabled in Parliament on Thursday → Read More

Ottawa introduces bill to overhaul how wrongful convictions are reviewed

Canada’s first independent body for reviewing wrongful convictions would be established under legislation tabled in Parliament on Thursday → Read More

Ontario Court of Appeal denies lesser sentences for Indigenous men in meth dealing case

Ruling is the latest to consider how the particular circumstances of Indigenous offenders should affect everything from sentences to what a jury is allowed to hear about the accused during trial → Read More

Former Supreme Court judges urge Israel to rethink proposed legal changes

A public statement from seven retired Supreme Court judges describes the override and other legal proposals as a threat to democracy, human rights and judicial independence in Israel → Read More

Accused OPP shooter was out on bail due to Indigenous identity

Federal law requires judges to pay particular attention to the circumstances of Indigenous offenders at sentencing, in an attempt to reduce disproportionate rates of incarceration → Read More

Supreme Court to hear Charter appeal testing Indigenous residency rules

The case is about whether self-governing First Nations have the right to make decisions according to Indigenous values and traditions – even if that means violating Charter rights and freedoms → Read More

First Nations seek billions for broken treaty, but Ontario says it owes no money

Superior Court Justice Patricia Hennessy is to determine how much the Crown owes for breaking a treaty promise to share wealth produced by the natural resources of a vast area in Northern Ontario → Read More

Canada’s top court takes a tough stance on mandatory minimum sentences

The Supreme Court of Canada reaffirmed its willingness to strike down mandatory minimum sentences on the basis of hypothetical scenarios → Read More

Supreme Court ruling Friday could change how mandatory minimum sentences are handled

Supreme Court to rule on use of hypothetical ‘invented scenarios’ - that if a sentence would be cruel and unusual punishment for one person, it cannot stand - in sentencing decisions → Read More

Ontario court rules rehabilitation secondary to deterrence in domestic violence cases

Ontario Court of Appeal sends message to lower-court judges that when men try to kill their intimate partners, rehabilitating them is secondary to punishing them and deterring others → Read More

The Supreme Court’s winter session starts Tuesday. Here are the biggest cases on the docket

The Supreme Court’s major cases in 2023 will look at Canada’s shape and future as a federation, Indigenous rights, sexual assault → Read More