R. v. Ghomeshi, 2016 ONCJ 155 (CanLII)

Posted by Johannes Schenk on March 24th, 2016 — Posted in Litigation, Professional Discipline

Source: Decisions | Ontario Court of Justice

The Ghomeshi decision. The decision is well worth a read to see how the Court determines witness credibility, or in this case witness non-credibility, and further how that ties into reasonable doubt.

It is also interesting to read the decision to see how the Court’s ruling is translated by the media. Based on Justice Horkins’analysis, the witnesses’ evidence could not have been worse, more unreliable, more fabricated, more the result of collusion, more deceptive and all the other things that witnesses are not supposed to do (if “pants on fire” were part of the legal lexicon, the decision is almost there). I don’t get that sense that many of the press legal analysts get that point.

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