Trial judge’s task was not to ‘mock,’ ‘shame’ defendant in sex assault case, court rules

By Amanda Jerome (September 25, 2019, 9:52 AM EDT) -- The Ontario Court of Appeal strongly rebuked a judgment in a sexual assault case, ruling the lower court judge’s reasons gave rise to “concerns regarding a loss of perspective and objectivity and result in an appearance of unfairness.” Due to these reasons, the conviction was set aside and a new trial was ordered....
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