Archive for February, 2016

Apple v. FBI: The Court Record So Far

  • February 26, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On February 16, 2016, the United States government brought an application before Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym, in the District Court for the Central District of California, for an order under the All Writs Act, 28 USC s 1651 requiring Apple…

Alberta Judge Nails One For Privacy

  • February 14, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On January 22, 2016, Justice E.J. Simpson of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta released the reasons for judgment in R v Hoelscher, 2016 ABQB 44 holding that the seizure of historic text messages by the police requires a…

Protecting Privilege In Docket Court

  • February 2, 2016
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The docket court in Canada functions as the initial case intake court that deals with a range of things including bail applications, the taking of elections and pleas, adjournment applications, disclosure issues, the initiation of state funded counsel applications, the…