Infanticide Crown Appeals denied Leave by SCC

SCC justices Abella, Binnie and Rothstein denied the Crown  leave to appeal  in Her Majesty the Queen v. L.B. (Ont.) and Her Majesty the Queen v. Katrina Ann Effert (Alta.) (links are to Court of Appeal judgments on Canlii). Here’s the IFLS post from the day the decision in LB came down, here’s a post … Continue reading Infanticide Crown Appeals denied Leave by SCC

Infanticide decision in L.B from OntCA

The decision in LB came down today, clarifying some issues around infanticide.  LEAF intervened in this case, and certainly the decision is the one they wanted. Judges and juries weighing murder charges against a mother accused of killing her infant will still be allowed to apply the lesser charge of infanticide, Ontario’s top court has … Continue reading Infanticide decision in L.B from OntCA

as promised….update on hearing in LB (infanticide test case)

This isn’t an easy situation at all – for a whole variety of reasons, a “feminist” position on infanticide is complicated.  Still, I think some of you will be pleased to here that (as my source says….) the best summary of the conclusion of the L.B. case is perhaps Justice Doherty’s statement following the closing … Continue reading as promised….update on hearing in LB (infanticide test case)

The Gendered Social Context of Infanticide: R. v. LB (appeal hearing today)

LEAF (the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund)  is intervening in this test case, which is being heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal today and tomorrow (Sept. 23 and 24).  LEAF’s argument (presented by prominent criminal lawyer and Osgoode Adjunct Faculty member Marie Henein) is “where the elements of infanticide are present, the infanticide … Continue reading The Gendered Social Context of Infanticide: R. v. LB (appeal hearing today)

NIP: Ed. Collection: Within the Confines: Women & the Law in Canada

Within the Confines: Women & the Law in Canada The editor is Jennifer Kilty, of U of O Criminology, and the Table of Contents is quite broad (see here) with contributions from UBC’s Emma Cunliffe U of M’s Amar Khoday and U of O’s Angela Cameron. PreOrder Available for November release.   Western feminists have … Continue reading NIP: Ed. Collection: Within the Confines: Women & the Law in Canada