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Hung Jury in Second Degree Murder Trial

  • Posted by Stephanie DiGiuseppe
  • On July 27, 2015
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The second degree murder trial of Jeremy Hall in Welland, Ontario ended in a mistrial on June 2, 2015 after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict following six days of deliberations. Dirk Derstine and Stephanie DiGiuseppe, counsel for Jeremy Hall, argued that Mr. Hall was not responsible for the death of Kelvin Sawa, […]
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Harper’s Justice System

  • Posted by Stephanie DiGiuseppe
  • On July 27, 2015
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Use the link below to read Sean Fine’s  excellent article “Steven Harper’s Courts: How the Judiciary has been Remade” (Globe and Mail).   The article focuses on Stephen Harper’s misuse of the judicial appointment process to “stack the court” with Judges who are aligned with his political agenda, an agenda that includes harsh punishment for crime […]
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Dirk Derstine and R. v. Nur in The Lawyer’s Weekly

  • Posted by Stephanie DiGiuseppe
  • On July 27, 2015
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Use the link below to read Dirk Derstine’s comments in The Lawyer’s Weekly on the government’s legislative response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Nur.   R. v. Nur is a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada which struck down the mandatory minimum sentence of three years for possession of […]
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Jury acquittal in gun trafficking case

  • Posted by Magda Wyszomierska
  • On May 14, 2014
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  • firearm, Magda Wyszomierka, gun trafficking
As a result of wiretap information and observations of members of the Toronto Drug Squad, Magda’s client was charged with trafficking in a firearm. After a lengthy cross- examination Magda argued that the main surveillance officer fabricated his evidence and that the phone number in question did not belong to her client. The jury acquitted […]
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