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Justice delayed is justice denied: The R. v. Jordan reboot | Robert Karrass

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 9:02 AM | By Robert Karrass

There has been a lot of dissatisfaction lately over the new 11(b) guidelines set out by the Supreme Court in R. v. Jordan with reports of criminals walking free and the justice system grinding to a halt. While it is unclear whether Jordan will realize its intended effect, it is most definitely a reboot of one of the most broken aspects of the judicial system.

Section 11(b) of the Charter deals with the right of legally innocent individuals to have their trials within a reasonable amount...