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Michael Spratt discusses the intersection of the law, the courts, and government. What our government does affects you.
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Vader Verdict, Cameras in Court, and Zombie Laws
On September 15, 2016 an Alberta judge found Travis Vader guilty of the second degree murder of retired couple Lyle and Marie MaCann. Then the internet blew up - at least the legal corner that I live in. The verdict was televised - a controversial rarity in Canadian courts - and on live TV the judge made a massive mistake. Vader was found guilty based on a criminal law that has been unconstitutional and of no force or effect for a quarter century. This week we discuss the Vader verdict and the glaring judicial error. We also dive into the issue of cameras in court and throw some shade at the government for leaving zombie laws on the books. Law, Politics, and Murder - oh my!