Tagged: constitutional validity

Appeal Watch: Consecutive Ineligible Parole Periods Deemed Unconstitutional in Attorney General of Quebec, et al. v. Alexandre Bissonnette

*TRIGGER WARNING: This post has descriptions of violence that may be triggering to some readers* Since the abolition of the death penalty, the highest sentence a judge can prescribe to...

R v Chouhan: Abolishment of Peremptory Challenges is Constitutionally Valid

Before September 2019, jury selection in criminal trials could be challenged by both the accused and the Crown. Section 634(1) of the Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46 previously permitted...

The Abolition of Peremptory Challenges in R v Chouhan: A License for Discrimination or Safeguard for Representative Juries?

In early October, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “The Court”) heard submissions in R v Chouhan (Docket Number 39062, Heard on 7 October 2020) [Chouhan] on the constitutionality...