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Peeling back the open court concept

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Tushar Pain

The Jian Ghomeshi trial has sparked discussion not only about the issue of sexual assault but also our criminal justice system. Many struggle to understand how evidence, such as the “bikini photo” one of the witnesses sent to him, can be withheld from the public. The concept of open courts has long been a part of the common law tradition. It has been described by our higher courts as a hallmark of a democratic society. This important principle not only fosters an understanding and respect for...