R. v. Khadr: Did Prime Minister Harper Commit a Contempt of Court?

R. v. Kahdr: Did Prime Minister Harper Commit a Contempt of Court, The Advocates' Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, Winter 2015

7 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016  

Jeffrey Miller

Faculty of Law, McGill University

Date Written: October 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper posits that Stephen Harper, while prime minister of Canada and in promoting his political agenda, likely breached the sub judice or publication contempt rule during a press conference. It also briefly canvasses the irony that politicians and other public figures often hide behind the rule, refusing to comment on important issues to dodge controversy.

Keywords: contempt of court, sub judice rule, publication contempt, Stephen Harper, Omar Khadr

Suggested Citation

Miller, Jeffrey, R. v. Khadr: Did Prime Minister Harper Commit a Contempt of Court? (October 1, 2015). R. v. Kahdr: Did Prime Minister Harper Commit a Contempt of Court, The Advocates' Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, Winter 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2728710

Jeffrey Miller (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, McGill University ( email )

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