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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Big Smoke #nlpoli

Here’s the official summary of a judge’s decision in a recent arson case:

Accused was charged with arson. The Crown failed to prove beyond a  reasonable doubt that the fire was deliberately set and, if it was, that it was the accused who did it. The accused was acquitted.

Failed to prove anyone deliberately set . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Big Smoke #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Better Half #nlpoli

You likely won’t hear much mention of this provincial first but in the midst of the hoopla over Muskrat Falls on Wednesday, the justice minister announced a first for Provincial Court:  a husband and wife will sit as judges at the same time.

Former director of public prosecutions Pamela Goulding, Q.C. will sit in St. . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Better Half #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the New Math

The voice rasped down the phone line even before the receiver hit my ear.

“On the Upper Path these days,” the familiar voice solemnly declared, “four plus four is five and a half.”

“What?” your humble e-scribbler asked, figuring this must be the latest bit of gossip on the illegal drug trade or prostitution in . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the New Math

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Black Letter

Local barrister Averill Baker is threatening to sue the Crown prosecutors for persecution based on their recent application to have her tossed off a case for being in a conflict of interest. The nature of the conflict of interest is complicated. … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Black Letter

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and Food for Thought

The Mighty Ceeb is at it again with another story that distorts the information they started with. “Severe crime soaring in N.L.” scrams the website headline. The second paragraph: Statistics Canada reported that while reports of crime across … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and Food for Thought

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Cardinal Rule

St. John’s lawyer Averill Baker is pissed that the Crown prosecutor is trying to remove her from a case because she represented the victim in the savage beating her current client is accused of visiting on his head. He’s facing a second degree mu… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Rumpole and the Cardinal Rule