April 15, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Tuesday that the national law requiring minimum sentences for gun crimes is unconstitutional because it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. The high court ruled 6-3 to affirm a 2013 ruling on the issue. Section 95 of the Canadian criminal code outlines the ...[read more]
July 24, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Wednesday that police have arrested seven individuals on charges connecting them to an international group that defrauded the online ticketing service StubHub of approximately $1.6 million. Six of the seven arrests were made Tuesday, including three ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California on Monday sentenced former Guatemalan soldier Jorge Sosa Orantes to a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for lying on his immigration forms about his role in a 1982 massacre in which around 200 people were killed. Orantes ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist, Faisal Kutty of the Valparaiso University Law School says that the Muslim community has risen to the challenge of addressing the mainstream about extremists within, and that, to win the war on terror, democratic governments must foster productive bridge building with the ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr, who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned in a maximum security prison in Ontario serving out six years of an eight-year sentence for war crimes. Khadr was ...[read more]
April 25, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Toronto judge ruled Wednesday that a Muslim woman must remove her niqab while testifying in a sexual abuse case. The woman, known as NS, has been fighting for years to be allowed to wear her niqab while testifying and took her case to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled in December that ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday declined to hear the appeals of three men convicted of participation in a terrorist plot. Zakaria Amara, Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, who were members of the "Toronto 18" terrorist group, were given sentences ranging from 14 years to life for their ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law says that a recent decision by the UK Supreme Court is an important step in the right direction for US detainees who seek "substitute justice" outside of US courts...Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani national, was captured ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 10, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld challenged portions of the Canada Evidence Act, ruling that national security considerations take precedence over criminal convictions. Noting the need for balance between ensuring security and a fair judicial system, the court affirmed the ...[read more]
January 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Canadian government has given notice that the same-sex marriages performed in Canada between non-Canadian couples are invalid. This means that couples who came to Canada since 2004 to get married are not legally wed. The reversal is policy came to light when a lesbian couple who were wed in ...[read more]

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