Monthly Archives: April 2011

What’s the difference between a indictable and summary conviction offence in Canadian law?

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, there are three types of offences: summary conviction offences, indictable offences, and those offences where the Crown may elect to proceed by summary conviction or by indictment.  For those types of Crown election offences,…

Alleged Nazi guard requests suspension of trial to investigate declassified FBI report

The Jurist The lawyer for alleged Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk [NNDB profile, JURIST news archive] requested Wednesday that Demjanjuk’s trial for accomplice to murder be suspended in order to investigate an Associated Press report [text] stating that a…