The trial in the death of Saskatchewan First Nations man Colten Boushie is exposing a fundamental flaw in Canada’s justice system, say some legal experts: the ability to reject jurors without specifying a reason.
- THE POWERFUL TRUTH: Why So Many Women Won’t Report Sexual Abuse – This is a worthwhile read.
- THE JURY Pt. 4 – EMOTIONAL DAMAGE – Some trials can be horrific and disturbing. We as Judges, Crown Attorneys and defence lawyers know this all too well and it can be very difficult for jurors too. As well as financial cost there can be an even greater emotional cost.
- THE JURY Pt. 3 – CAN YOU AFFORD TO SERVE AS A JUROR? It’s no wonder so many try to avoid serving.
- THE JURY Pt. 2 – Presently it is a criminal offence for a juror to speak openly about and an offence to ask a juror about the jury experience. In the U.S. there is no such restriction whatsoever. The differences are huge. Should we change? That’s a tough question.
- THE JURY Pt. 1 – It is not peremptory challenges to the jurors that is the problem, rather it’s the composition of the jury pools that do not reflect the diversity of our population.