Trial Management Powers & Restricting Cross-Examination

Trial Management Powers & Restricting Cross-Examination

Friday, March 25, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing its decision in R. v. Samaniego. At issue is a judge’s trial management powers and how much deference is given to decisions that fall under those powers. This is an appeal as of right based on a dissent by Justice Paciocco, who is known as one of Canada’s foremost experts on the law of evidence.

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Access to Justice & Advanced Costs for First Nations

Access to Justice & Advanced Costs for First Nations

After a three-month hiatus, the Supreme Court of Canada is bringing us a decision to predict this Friday. On March 18, 2022, the SCC will release the judgment in Anderson v Alberta (Attorney General). At issue is the test for when courts will order advance costs to an impoverished First Nation engaged in litigation with the government.

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