Archive for September, 2018

Sentencing Dial-a-Dopers in Alberta

  • September 28, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

For over thirty-five years the guideline sentence in Alberta for drug trafficking has been three years imprisonment. Speaking for a unanimous panel of the Alberta Court of Appeal in R v Maskell, 1981 ABCA 50 Justice Arnold F. Moir held,…

British Spy Agency Violated Human Rights

  • September 14, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

On September 13, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released the judgment in Big Brother Watch and Others v The United Kingdom (Applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15). The case concerned the bulk interception of electronic communications by…