Daniel Murphy Barrister & Solicitor

Camp, Justice, Judge, Knees, Shame, Victim, Blaming
The inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council, the regulatory body that oversees the Canadian judiciary, has unanimously recommended that Justice Robin Camp be removed from the bench (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justice-robin-camp-rape-trial-inquiry-report-1.3875504).   Although Justice Camp was appointed a judge of the Federal Court in 2015, his actions prompting the review by the […]

Justice Camp: “Knees-together”

Jury, Juror, Trial, Judge, Decisions
At the end of October, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that a juror (in fact, the jury foreman) in an aggravated sexual assault trial who appeared on a “shock-jock” radio show and made disparaging comments about the criminal justice system and LGBTQ individuals (the accused and complainants in this […]

Justice must be done—and must be seen to be done

So you’ve got the dreaded call, the one that’s depicted in movies with off-kilter camera angles, grungy colour-schemes, and depressed, sheepish characters inducing panic in their previously-calm friends and family members, who naturally drop whatever they are doing to rush to “bail out” their loved ones. It looks simple, obvious […]

Come bail me out! -What you need to know