Event Details

Excluding illegally obtained evidence under s. 24(2) of the Charter: Does the ideology, gender, or professional background of judges matter?

Professor Penney will discuss the results of a study conducted with Professor Moin Yahya examining the influence of trial judges' backgrounds and other factors on the decision to exclude or admit unconstitutionally obtained under the Charter. While outcomes are clearly influenced by doctrinal legal factors, such as the seriousness of the Charter violation, the study revealed strong evidence that decisions are also influenced by certain non-legal variables (but not others).


Steven Penney

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

Event Date(s):

May 12, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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