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The Presumption of Innocence
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Explores the development and present-day role of the presumption of innocence in the criminal justice system. In light of the inclusion of this inviolable principle in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, special consideration is given to the leading case law defining and interpreting section 11(d) of the Charter.
About the Author
James Cooper Morton is the head of the litigation group at Steinberg Morton Hope and Israel LLP. His practice focuses on commercial, criminal and constitutional litigation and he is a certified specialist of the Law Society of Upper Canada in the area of Civil Litigation and the Treasure's Medalist for 1988. James Morton lectures in the area of evidence and advanced evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Lansing, Michigan. He also teaches Estate Administration at the Law Clerks Institute, and has taught in the areas of Civil Litigation, Professional Responsibility, Bankruptcy and Business Law of the Bar Admission Course. He is President of the Ontario Bar Association.
Scott C. Hutchison, B.A., LL.B., is counsel at Stockwoods LLP in Toronto whose practice includes civil, regulatory and criminal litigation. Mr. Hutchison was formerly Crown Counsel with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. In addition to representing the Crown regularly at the appellate and Supreme Court of Canada levels, he is actively involved in the policy formulation and implementation process. Mr. Hutchison is also the author of Search and Seizure Law in Canada, and is co-author of Computer Crime in Canada, all published by Carswell.