Thursday, November 17, 2011

Live TV in Judge Brown's court please

If ever there was a case where live television and/or streaming video had a place in a legal proceeding, it would be in Judge David Brown's court tomorrow (Friday) and Monday. Judge Brown has decided that he requires a clearer legal reference before deciding whether the Occupy protesters can be evicted from St. James Park. Friday he will hear arguments. Monday he will announce his decision and presumably give his reasons. The protesters are arguing the eviction order is a violation of the Charter of Rights. We have no way of knowing what Judge Brown will find. But we do know that if he agrees with the protesters, the Canadian legal system will be thrown into absolute confusion. Interested parties (pretty much everybody) could easily argue that their rights (under the Charter) would be well served by live coverage of both. CP24? CityNews Channel?

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