Searches and Cell Phones

Should scrolling texts constitute “seizing documents”? A different approach to the “search of cell phones” issue arose for the British Columbia Supreme Court in R v MacNeil. The police had executed a search warrant at a location which they (seemingly … Continue reading

Internet Hate Speech

No more hateful than Amazon? In R v Topham the accused was charged with promoting hatred against Jewish people through a website which he controlled. The Crown sought to amend his bail to add further conditions: in particular to make … Continue reading

Cell Phones and the Right to Counsel

Insisting on duty counsel deprives the accused of choice R v Panigas dealt with the accused’s right to counsel in the context of a breathalyzer demand. Those rights were articulated by the Supreme Court primarily in the 1980s and 1990s, … Continue reading