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B.C. Supreme Court decision in polygamy case raises due process issue: law expert

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:37 AM | By Ian Burns

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has rejected a stay of proceedings for two men convicted of having multiple wives, rejecting arguments that the government’s lack of prosecuting them in the past was an admission they believed the Criminal Code’s provisions against polygamy were unconstitutional. But a law professor says the judge’s interpretation of one defendant’s additional claim was incorrect and could serve as grounds for an appeal.

The two defendants, Winston Blackmore and James Oler, are associated with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...