Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Judge orders man who was unruly on flight to pay Westjet for dumped fuel costs

CALGARY - A United Kingdom man who was removed from a WestJet flight after becoming disruptive has been ordered to reimburse the airline for the fuel used to bring him back to Calgary. (CP24)

A court victory for common sense

Lost in the news yesterday, or perhaps more accurately, not covered in the news by the mainstream media yesterday, was the successful victory by Dr. Tim Ball, a retired University of Winnipeg professor, in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the notoriously thin-skinned Michael Mann of the infamous and thoroughly debunked ‘hockey stick’ theory related to global warming. (True North)

Kavanaugh sworn in to US highest court

WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come. (AP)
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    CALGARY - The video-recorded rough sex session between a teenage girl and three males was consensual, a judge ruled Wednesday. Justice Scott Brooker said he didn’t believe the girl’s evidence that she didn’t consent to having sex with the males, two of whom were adults on trial before the Court of Queen’s Bench judge. (Calgary Herald)

    Man functioning in ‘video game’ as he killed Marpole couple: Lawyer

    VANCOUVER - A man confessed in court Tuesday that he murdered a Marpole couple with his lawyer claiming that at the time his client was functioning not in the real world but within a “fictional world” that he understood was in effect a video game. (Vancouver Sun)

    Killer faces up to 50 years in prison for Mac’s store shootings

    An Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench justice is expected to decide Tuesday whether double murderer Laylin Delorme will spend 25 or 50 years behind bars before he can apply for parole. Six months ago, an Edmonton jury found Delorme, 27, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Mac's convenience store workers Karanpal Bhangu and Ricky Cenabre. (CBC)

    Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon’s murder plot trial

    VANCOUVER - After deliberating for two and a half days, the jurors deciding the fate of Jamie Bacon told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Wedge Saturday that they were deadlocked and could not reach a verdict. (The Province)

    Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr trying a new way to get out of indefinite sentence

    TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr is asking Alberta youth court to order his release and declare his eight-year sentence — imposed by a widely maligned military commission in the United States — to have expired. (The Province)

    Hells Angels lose bid to derail clubhouse forfeiture

    VANCOUVER - The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and seven members have failed to have the province’s attempt to seize three of their clubhouses thrown out of court. (The Province)

    Hells Angels assassin turned informant makes 2nd attempt at parole

    MONTREAL - At his first Parole Board of Canada hearing in December 2016, Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné recognized the harm he did as a drug dealer and assassin for the Hells Angels, apologizing to the two daughters of the prison guard he killed. (CBC)

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