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Current Affairs 2006 - Legal (126 items)

Jan 12, 2006 Activist Takes Pot Law To Top Court Test of rare defence seeking 'jury nullification'; Although judges are supposed to encourage jurors to stick to the letter of the law, Krieger's lawyer, John Hook, argues the Supreme Court formally recognized jury nullification in the 1988 acquittal of abortion doctor Henry Morgentaler. At the time, the bench described the jury's power as "the citizen's ultimate protection against oppressive laws and the oppressive enforcement of the law."

[ Usually we don't hear about SCC decisions for at least six months after the hearing.]
Jan 10, 2006 B.C. Marijuana Crusader Faces Elections Canada Investigation ANCOUVER -- Pot crusader Marc Emery could only joke Monday about his apparently mounting legal woes after a government official informed him he'd likely be investigated for violating third-party election advertising. "It looks like I'm going to get charged for violating the Elections Act in the 2004 election," Emery said dryly.

Jan 9, 2006 Judge refuses to issue stay BREAKING NEWS:
Judge in Kubby Hearing has taken case under advisement and will issue a decision at a later date.

"Considering that this was a routine request to issue a temporary stay while the court considers our motion, I have lost all remaining faith in the court system and can only plead with people who hear about our situation to call, call and call again until those Ministers who are responsible fix this legal nightmare," said Mrs. Kubby.

"Phone calls to the Ministers of Immigration, Health, Justice and Public Safety may be our only hope now," added Mrs. Kubby.

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Jan 6, 2006 Police Officer Back To Court On Drug Charges Const. Sheldon Cook, 38, a 14-year veteran of the Peel force, is facing the drug trafficking charges after the RCMP followed a shipment of cocaine to a home in Cambridge, where they discovered 15 kilograms of the narcotic with a street value of more than $500,000.

Jan 6, 2006 Stay Of Charges Against Pot Activist Paves The Way For Extradition A lawyer for pot activist Marc Emery says the federal government's decision not to proceed with drug charges against his client clears the way for his possible extradition to the United States and means Ottawa is kowtowing to the Americans.

Jan 4, 2006 Raid Charge Stayed Mandeep Sandhu, a former executive member of the Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca federal Liberal riding association, was charged with conspiracy to traffic in marijuana in Sept. 2004. His laywer, Richard Peck, confirmed those charges were stayed on or about Nov. 7. Sandhu's cousin, Victoria police Constable Ravinder Singh ( Rob ) Dosanjh, was also charged last Dec. 2004 with obstruction of justice for allegedly counselling Sandhu "make false statements to law-enforcement officials" about the origin of money seized during a police search of his residence. A hearing for three other men charged in connection with the raid is scheduled for Friday in Vancouver.

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