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Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt discusses the intersection of the courts, the law and policy. What our government does affects you. And check out our Making a Murderer after show series. Check out more by Michael at: www.michaelspratt.com

Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt discusses the intersection of the courts, the law and policy. What our government does affects you. And check out our Making a Murderer after show series. Check out more by Michael at: www.michaelspratt.com
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Criminal lawyer Michael Spratt discusses the intersection of the courts, the law and policy. What our government does affects you. And check out our Making a Murderer after show series. Check out more by Michael at: www.michaelspratt.com

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English


Episodes

The Staircase Aftershow - Chapter 6: The Prosecution's Revenge

8/16/2018
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It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer. Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian...

Duration:00:44:46

The Staircase Aftershow - Chapter 5: A Weak Case

8/1/2018
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It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer. Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian...

Duration:00:41:17

The Staircase Aftershow - Special Guest: David Rudolph

7/24/2018
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It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer. Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian...

Duration:00:50:03

The Staircase Aftershow - Chapter 4: A Prosecution Trickery

7/16/2018
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It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer. Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian...

Duration:00:50:14

The Staircase Aftershow - Chapter 3: A Striking Coincidence

7/3/2018
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It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer. Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian...

Duration:00:39:40

The Staircase Aftershow - Chapter 2: Secrets and Lies

6/26/2018
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It is like deja vu all over again as The Docket Podcast returns to an episode-by-episode examination of a real life crime docu-series. Only this time its all about The Staircase instead of Making A Murderer. Join us - criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt and former federal prosecutor and law professor Emilie Taman - as we dissect The Staircase chapter-by-chapter. Each podcast we will break down the legal strategy, evidentiary issues, and give our opinions on the case - with a Canadian...

Duration:00:54:34

Minimum Sentences with Senator Kim Pate

6/11/2018
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So episode 77 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! This episode we open with a discussion of an important op-ed written by Amanda Byrd. Byrd, a law student, spent hundreds of hours preparing for a moot court. When she got there, she was told to smile more....

Duration:00:59:45

Omnibus Legislation and Supreme Court Embargoes

5/28/2018
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So episode 76 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! We tried to keep it short this week. We failed. But who could blame us - I mean we were talking about Budget implementation bills. More than a year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in the House of...

Duration:00:58:54

Hockey Licks and A Broken Extradition System

5/10/2018
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So episode 75 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! Emile Taman and Michael Spratt have both been nominated for Canada's top 25 most influential lawyers: vote for them here! Is it a criminal offence to lick an opponent during a hockey game? After Boston...

Duration:01:15:36

Bold Justice Reform?

4/3/2018
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So episode 74 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! This episode we are joined by good friend of the podcast (TM) Peter Sankoff to take a deep dive into Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould's new BOLD justice bill. The legislation, Bill C-75, was billed as a...

Duration:01:29:38

Tina Fontaine, Arresting Journalists, and Fishy Crime Stats

3/23/2018
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So episode 73 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! So, after some technical difficulties we have a new episode - sorry about that. Maybe it is time to start one of those Patreon deals so we can buy some fancy equipment! We start off with another hard topic...

Duration:01:05:51

Gerald Stanley, Colten Boushie, and Justice

2/12/2018
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So episode 72 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Not a fun episode this week. On Friday Gerald Stanley was acquitted of murdering Colten Boushie. People are often acquitted of serious crimes but this case was different. Boushie was a young indigenous man. Stanley was a white farmer. Boushie's friends said that they had some car trouble and went to the Stanley farm for...

Duration:01:15:03

#MeToo and the Law

2/5/2018
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So episode 71 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! This episode we look at two high profile murder case in Toronto. First, the case Berry and Honey Sherman who Toronto police now say were murdered. Berry's cousin Kerry Winter says he definitely did not do it...

Duration:01:23:19

No Warrant, No Text Messages

12/11/2017
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So episode 69 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! Emilie and I take a depot dive into two new Supreme Court of Canada cases about text messages. In a majority decision, authored by Chief Justice McLachlin, the Court ruled that individuals have a privacy...

Duration:01:24:58

Who is that new Supreme Court Judge?

11/29/2017
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So episode 68 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! A special guest! Ian Bishfield - the Executive Director of the @BCHumanist, @bccla board member, and the left half of @PolitiCoastPod - returns to talk about the Supreme Court. But we start with the...

Duration:01:04:20

A Renowned Lawyer

11/24/2017
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So episode 67 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Hey look we have a sponsor! Let the podcast money start rolling in! But seriously a huge thanks to Emond Publishing! Cannabis legislation is being debated on Parliament Hill. One MP called me a renowned lawyer and one MP said marijuana was as dangerous as fentanyl. At lest one of those MP is batshit crazy. Yes, Peter Kent...

Duration:00:55:04

Opioids and Harm Prevention with Leila Attar

9/27/2017
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So episode 63 - a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast - right? You should. Canada has a drug problem but it is a problem of policy. The war on drugs has failed and the results are laid bare in our court, hospitals, and morgues. People are dying. This is not new but is seems that the general public has finally starting to engage in a rational conversation about drugs and how we can help prevent...

Duration:00:40:20