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Can Battered Women Hire A Hitman?

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments this week on whether the battered woman's defence can be widened to include the hiring of a hit man to kill an abusive spouse.That question wil...

HIV Disclosure Going To Top Court

Canada's top court is hearing the case of two HIV-positive Canadians who did not disclose their medical condition to their sexual partners. Lawyers for Clato Mabior are appearing before the Supreme C...
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Veiled Threat: Niqab in the Courtroom

I have conducted hundreds of trials. I can tell you that during trial many things go on simultaneously in the courtroom. The cross-examiner listens and watches very carefully to every inflection, every movement, every subtle change of mood, and facial tics that the witness conveys while testifying.