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Supreme Court ‘got it right’ on speedy trial right, law professor says

Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:27 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court “got it right” with its robust new approach to the Charter’s speedy trial right as the positive impact so far outweighs any perceived negatives, says Dalhousie University law professor Steve Coughlan, who has studied the aftermath of R. v. Jordan.

Steve CoughlanThe top court will hear arguments April 25 in R. v. Cody — its first opportunity to elaborate on the new framework a 5-4 majority created last July for analyzing the s. 11(b) Charter right to be tried within a reasonable time: R....