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Criminal lawyers say Martin good for SCC despite her approach to sex assault law

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 6:24 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Criminal lawyers in Alberta are praising the proposed appointment to the top court of Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin — even though many strongly object to her recent pronouncements in a landmark sexual assault decision now under attack at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Dino Bottos, Bottos Law GroupDino Bottos of Bottos Law Group in Edmonton is waiting to hear whether the Supreme Court will grant his client leave to appeal R. v. Barton 2017 ABCA 216, a multipronged 91-page (single-spaced) judgment co-authored by...