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R (Canada) v Adams

Index R (Canada) v Adams

Justice Sopinka wrote for a unanimous court in this appeal from the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench on a case in which a Criminal Code section 486 publication ban was overturned by the trial judge, Justice Feehan, after he had found the primary witnesses for both sides of a sexual assault trial to be unreliable. [1]

7 relations: Antonio Lamer, Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, Criminal code, John Sopinka, Mootness, Publication ban, Supreme Court Act.

Antonio Lamer

Joseph Antonio Charles Lamer, (July 8, 1933 – November 24, 2007) was a Canadian lawyer, jurist and the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta

The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (abbreviated in citations as ABQB or Alta. Q.B.) is the superior court of the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Criminal code

A criminal code (or penal code) is a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law.

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John Sopinka

John Sopinka, (March 19, 1933 – November 24, 1997) was a Canadian lawyer and puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada, the first Ukrainian-Canadian appointed to the high court.

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Mootness

In law, the terms moot and mootness have different meanings in British English and American English.

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Publication ban

A publication ban is a court order which prohibits the public or media from disseminating certain details of an otherwise public judicial proceeding.

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Supreme Court Act

The Supreme Court Act (the Act) is an Act passed by the Parliament of Canada which established the Supreme Court of Canada.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(Canada)_v_Adams

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