News 1. New class-action lawsuit proposed against RCMP and attorneys general of Canada, NS Families of those killed on April 18 and 19 in Nova Scotia are suing the RCMP, along with the attorneys general of Canada and Nova Scotia, for failings related to the mass murders. The suit is being brought by Patterson Law […]
Nova Scotia’s court of appeal has quashed his conviction and granted William Sandeson a new murder trial, determining in a decision released Wednesday that his first trial should’ve been declared a mistrial after the traitorous conduct of a defence investigator came to light. In June 2017, a jury found Sandeson, now 27, guilty of first […]
News 1. Davie v Irving In recent days, Unifor Marine Workers Federation Local 1, which represents Irving Shipyard workers, has been conducting a “Ships Stay Here” campaign that included getting Halifax council to support its efforts. The union fears that some of the shipbuilding work contracted to Irving will be shifted to Davie Shipyard in […]
I’m in Winnipeg! It’s still morning here… and Tim is off looking for Stan of Green Stables, so who knows when he’ll publish this. 1. If the news wrote about the Sandeson case the way they write about Black people… Accused shooter and drug dealer William Sandeson is back in court as his trial continues […]
Epic Season Finale Court Watch will take a break for the summer. I’m finally done law school and I’m moving to Wolfville soon for work. Tim says the column may restart in the fall, when he can rope another law student into writing. So that’ll be it for me in the hallowed pages of the...
News Ugh, I have some weird deathly ill throat virus that started as body aches, moved to a cold, and now is agonizing pain in my throat and a gross clammy fever. I’ll be back next week with more extensive Morning Filing. 1. Cameras in Uniacke Square Metro Regional Housing Authority plans to install security […]
On the Docket Jimmy Melvin Jr. trial begins Thursday The week began with pretrial motions in Jimmy Melvin, Jr.’s murder trial. Melvin is charged with first-degree murder arising from the death of Terry Marriott, Jr. in 2009. On Thursday, jury selection is scheduled to begin. The trial is scheduled for 24 days. In Court Hubley...
I’m Katie Toth, serving up freshly-baked news takes to start your Tuesday. Tim just got back from a super-secret trip to Cape Breton. Don’t tell anyone. Do follow me on Twitter. News 1. Election campaign, Day One On the first day of the election campaign, the NDP focuses on more doctors, the Liberals double down on roads, and the […]