Started from the work of astrophysicists and scientists. I was first introduced to its notion, May 19, 1996 through a dear friend, an astrophysicist turned lawyer, in a Left Bank bar, when he tried to explain his PsiOn to me.
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21st century – Criminal Remands
Technology is available at our fingertips. Stuck inside our purses, our pockets, we whip out devices and we are connected to the world.
The criminal justice system is based on notions of jurisdiction over the body and jurisdiction over the offence. This compels a person facing criminal charges to appear before the courts to have their guilt or innocence determined. To get from arrest to trial, in Toronto courts, can take many housekeeping appearances or remands. When I started practising criminal defence work in 1991, the remands were far fewer. I recall setting many trial dates on the same day as the bail hearing was held. Now administrative hurdles must be crossed before trials can be set. Has the Crown provided full disclosure? Often this process itself can involve many remands before the answer is yes. Is the accused going to retain counsel? Again, the answering of this question can involve many remands. Continue reading
Quebec tweet ban takes effect today
Starting today, you’ll have to seek a judges permission before tweeting, sms’ing or emailing from Quebec court room.
The rules come at a time when many reporters use social media tools to relay information in real time and draw readers to their websites.
Odd, because it was only this year that the Ontario Supreme Court allowed tweeting from lawyers and media…
A cellphone rings in court
Court is in session and a cell phone rings. The judge immediately charges the owner with contempt, except…
The owner of the phone was the judge.
Getting paid these days couldn’t be easier, right?
Everyone has a debit card, and, most banks make that card accessible to that yes/no system in the sky.
A friend of mine used the Square Reader in their smart phone. Worth checking out!