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Criminal lawyers closely watching Cody for more guidance on speedy trial right

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 5:17 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

When the Supreme Court of Canada revisits R. v. Jordan for the first time April 25, Crown and defence counsel will be arguing key points that could affect whether the court’s newly robust enforcement of the Charter right to a speedy trial continues full speed ahead, slows down, or takes a sharp U-turn.

Michael CrystalIn the highly anticipated case of R. v. Cody, Ottawa criminal law specialist Michael Crystal, representing the appellant James Cody, will ask the judges to reverse the Newfoundland Court of Appeal’s decision...