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‘You’re Not Supposed to Betray Your Race’: The Challenge Faced by Black Women Accusing Black Men

Meredith Watson, a black woman who has accused Virginia’s black lieutenant governor of sexual assault, says some of her toughest critics have been African-Americans.
Tags: Fairfax, Justin Edward, Watson, Meredith, Race and Ethnicity, Sexual Harassment, Blacks, Women and Girls, Sex Crimes, MeToo Movement, Tyson, Vanessa C, Kelly, R


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Lam, 2019 BCPC 29 [108] Since I have found that Mr. Myers failed to provide reasonable assistance to Mr. Lam in the conduct of his defence, I must go on to determine whether it would be a miscarriage of justice to allow Mr. Lam’s guilty plea to stand. Not every act of incompetence ...
Tags: Law, Khan, Myers, Clayton, Lam, Davey, R, VLT, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Wolkins, Municipalité de Val Morin, Entreprise TGC


Canada: R. v. Barra: A Timely But Qualified Success For Canada's Corruption Of Foreign Public Officials Regime - Dentons

Amidst the media and political storm engulfing the Prime Minister's Office over its handling of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin proceedings, the conviction of two businessmen on charges of bribing foreign public officials in India appears to have crept under the radar.
Tags: News, India, Canada, Barra, R, SNC Lavalin


What Should LSBC’s Futures Task Force and LSO’s Technology Task Force Do?

The Law Society of British Columbia’s E-Brief for January 2019 states that LSBC has established a Futures Task Force: “… to look at the future of the legal profession and legal regulation in British Columbia. The task force is expected to identify anticipated changes that may improve or disrupt the future market for legal services, consider and evaluate the factors and forces driving those changes, as well as make recommendations to the Benchers regarding the implications and how the Law Society...
Tags: Facebook, Justice, Law, California, Toronto, Canada, British Columbia, University of Toronto, Cabinet, Liz, Ontario, Mark Zukerberg, Grant Thornton, Law Society, LSO, R


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Bowman v. Martineau, 2019 ONSC 1468 [213] I reject the diminution in value approach for the following reasons. This approach fails to take into account the purpose of damages in a tort claim – to ensure that “the damages awarded to a plaintiff should put him or her in the same position a...
Tags: Law, Canada, Jordan, RCMP, Bowman, Cantwell, R, Martineau, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII


Michael Jackson Songs Are Still Streaming, but Radio Airplay Is Down

A statue was removed, and “The Simpsons” shelved a rerun featuring the singer. But everyday listeners are still streaming “Billie Jean.”
Tags: Music, News, Radio, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael, Kelly, R, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Documentary Films and Programs, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program, Leaving Neverland (Movie


Canada: Case Summary: R v Ahmed - Field LLP

Charges for distracted driving were widened in scope by including cell and smart phones in the definition of "hand held electronic" and "wireless electronic" devices in the Traffic Safety Act.
Tags: News, Canada, R, Ahmed Field LLP


‘S.N.L.’: Idris Elba Hosts, and R. Kelly Gets Roasted

In a rare move in the Trump Era, “Saturday Night Live” this weekend did an opening sketch that had nothing to do with politics.
Tags: Television, News, Idris Elba, King, Gayle, Kelly, Paltrow, Elba, R, Gwyneth, Idris, Saturday Night Live (TV Program


Critic’s Notebook: On CBS, R. Kelly Was Trapped in the Camera Eye

Gayle King’s explosive interview with the R&B singer, accused of preying on women and girls, pitted fire vs. ice-cool.
Tags: Television, News, King, Gayle, Kelly, CBS Corporation, Gayle King, R, CBS R Kelly Was Trapped


How Gayle King Kept Her Cool in the R. Kelly Interview

In his first interview since his arrest on sex abuse charges, Kelly screamed, jumped from his chair and cried. King remained calm. What was going through her mind?
Tags: Television, News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Kelly, R, CBS This Morning (TV Program, R Kelly Interview


R. Kelly, More Than $160,000 Behind in Child Support, Is Sent Back to Jail

Hours after the airing of his first interview since his arrest on sex abuse charges, the singer was jailed for not paying his ex-wife for the care of their three children.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Savage, Kelly, Clary, R, Azriel, Child Custody and Support, Joycelyn


R. Kelly Sent Back to Jail for Not Paying Child Support

Hours after the airing of his first interview since his arrest on sex abuse charges, the singer was taken into custody. He had been ordered to pay his ex-wife more than $160,000 in child support.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Savage, Kelly, Clary, R, Azriel, Child Custody and Support, Joycelyn


R. Kelly, Visibly Upset, Comes Out Swinging in TV Interview: ‘I Didn’t Do This Stuff!’

In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” the singer, who faces charges involving underage girls, jumped out of his seat at one point and said those accusing him were all lying.
Tags: Television, News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Savage, Kelly, CBS Corporation, Clary, R, Women and Girls, Azriel, Child Abuse And Neglect, Joycelyn, CBS This Morning (TV Program, MeToo Movement


R. Kelly Comes Out Swinging in TV Interview: ‘I Make Mistakes, but I’m Not a Devil.’

In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” the singer, who faces charges involving underage girls, jumped out of his seat at one point and said those accusing him were all lying.
Tags: Television, News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Savage, Kelly, CBS Corporation, R, Women and Girls, Joycelyn, CBS This Morning (TV Program, MeToo Movement, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program, Rhythm and Blues (Music, Azriel Clary


R. Kelly Denies Sex Crimes in Emotional Interview With Gayle King: ‘I Make Mistakes, but I’m Not a Devil.’

In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” the singer, who faces charges involving underage girls, jumped out of his seat at one point and said those accusing him were all lying.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Kelly, Gayle King, R, CBS This Morning (TV Program, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Plange, 2018 ONSC 1657 [38] In my view, to sentence this offender, one without any prior criminal antecedents, to a penitentiary term would shock the conscience of the community. Not all lies are cast from the same mold and of the same gravity. Further such falsehoods may catch a m...
Tags: Law, Court of appeal, R, Salomon, Papadopoulos, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Scobie, Plange, Mawhinney, Triglobal, Imperial Tobacco Canada


R. Kelly Denies Accusations of Sexual Abuse in First Interview Since Arrest

In an interview to air on “CBS This Morning,” the singer, who faces charges involving underage girls, grew emotional when asked about allegations against him: “I didn’t do this stuff!”
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, King, Gayle, Kelly, R, CBS This Morning (TV Program


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. 2. Double Aspect 3. Robichaud’s Criminal Law Blog 4. Great LEXpectations 5. Canadian Class Actions Monitor Crossroads Family Law Blog Unbundled legal services can fill the access-to-ju...
Tags: Law, Canada, Vancouver, Calgary, Manitoba, Jarvis, R, Jody Wilson Raybould, Monday’s Mix, Law Society of Manitoba, Robichaud, Alberta Court of Queen 's Bench, Alberta Court, ABQB, Marcus Sixta, AdvocateDaily


Canada: Privacy Includes Freedom From Unwanted Scrutiny – Even In A Public Place - Lenczner Slaght LLP

In R v Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada ("Court") convicted a high school teacher of voyeurism under section 162(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.
Tags: News, Canada, R, Public Place Lenczner Slaght LLP, Jarvis the Supreme Court of Canada Court


R. Kelly Released From Jail After Making Bail on Sexual Abuse Charges

The R&B singer has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of whom were minors. He pleaded not guilty on Monday.
Tags: Television, News, Sex Crimes, Blacks, Kelly, R, Women and Girls, Child Abuse And Neglect, Pop and Rock Music, Documentary Films and Programs, Cook County (Ill, MeToo Movement, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program, Rhythm and Blues (Music


R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

The R&B singer has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of whom were minors.
Tags: Television, News, Sex Crimes, Blacks, Kelly, R, Women and Girls, Child Abuse And Neglect, Pop and Rock Music, Documentary Films and Programs, Cook County (Ill, MeToo Movement, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program, Rhythm and Blues (Music


I Survived R. Kelly, Again and Again

No one believed me when I testified against him in 2008. Now I feel vindicated.
Tags: News, Kelly, R, Chicago (Ill, MeToo Movement, Surviving R Kelly (TV Program


Canada: SCC: Privacy Is Not An "All-Or-Nothing" Concept - Torys LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada's decision in R v. Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10 (Jarvis) establishes a robust approach to individual privacy rights.
Tags: News, Canada, Jarvis, Supreme Court of Canada, R


R. Kelly Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Two More Women

The women, who had not come forward publicly before, gave accounts of being invited to a hotel room by the singer in 1995 or 1996, when they were minors.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Child Pornography, Kelly, Gloria, Allred, R, Women and Girls, Chicago (Ill, Baltimore (Md, Latresa Scaff, Rochelle Washington


What We Know About R. Kelly’s Two-Decade Trail of Sexual Abuse Accusations

First there were reports of a secret marriage to a teenager. Then there were lawsuits and a high-profile court case. Now there’s #MeToo and a new documentary series.
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Sex Crimes, Rca Records, R Kelly, Kelly, Burke, Tarana, R, Women and Girls, Child Abuse And Neglect, Suits and Litigation (Civil, MeToo Movement, Time's Up


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10 [5] In my view, circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy for the purposes of s. 162(1) of the Criminal Code are circumstances in which a person would reasonably expect not to be the subject of the type of observation or recording that ...
Tags: Law, Court, Durham, Jarvis, Bennett, Blanchard, R, Kiessling, Varga, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Bennetts, Mrs Durham, Mr Durham, Urbanson, Western Canadian Place Ltd, Karroll


R. v. Jarvis: The Centrality of Technology

How hard can it be to find that someone who takes surreptitious videos of the breasts of young women who have not given consent is guilty of voyeurism? As it turns out, more complex than one might think. In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada took a strong stand against “voyeurism”, particularly in the context of that case. It took what seems to be an inordinate effort of analysis to get there, though. Jarvis had made videos focused on the upper bodies, particularly their breasts and cle...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court of appeal, Globe, Quebec, Jarvis, Wagner, Supreme Court of Canada, Aubry, Rowe, R, SCC, Case Comment, Google Streetview, Rowe J, Teresa Scassa


Steamed Ginger Cakes

We all have in our closet some unused cooking tools, either a compulsive buy or an unwanted gift. Today we'll bring one of them out of the shadows and the dust them off.And the winner is: the traditional Chinese steam cooker !(For this recipe you can also use a modern one, but you'll probably miss t...By: πr²Continue Reading » [Author: πr²]
Tags: Lifehacks, Πr²


New R. Kelly Sex Video Turned Over to Authorities, Lawyer Says

Michael Avenatti said he gave law enforcement officials in Chicago a tape showing the singer with a 14-year-old girl. Kelly’s lawyer denied any illegal conduct.
Tags: News, Chicago, Sex Crimes, Michael, Kelly, R, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Michael Avenatti, Avenatti


Michael Avenatti Says He Gave R. Kelly Sex Video to Authorities

The celebrity lawyer said he gave a tape showing the singer with a 14-year-old girl to law enforcement officials in Chicago. Kelly’s lawyer denied any illegal conduct.
Tags: News, Chicago, Sex Crimes, Michael, Kelly, R, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Michael Avenatti, Avenatti