A November 30 opinion piece in the Globe and Mail comments on a proposed appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. Counsel from Addario Law Group LLP and Stockwoods LLP represent the applicant seeking leave to appeal. The appeal calls for a reconsideration of the jury secrecy rule in light of 21st-century realities. As the article notes, “Juries are supposed to make decisions based on evidence presented inside the courtroom, but today it could not be easier for individual jurors to use technology to review information from outside the courtroom, and to improperly rely on that information in the deliberative process.”
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