Polygamy

Defence lawyer argues accused BC polygamist's fair trial rights violated - CFJC Today Kamloops


CFJC Today Kamloops

Defence lawyer argues accused BC polygamist's fair trial rights violated
CFJC Today Kamloops
CRANBROOK, B.C. — A lawyer whose client is on trial for polygamy in British Columbia is arguing that evidence in the case was collected amid confusion over the legality of Canada's laws on plural marriage. Blair Suffredine is seeking a stay of a ...

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BC Bountiful trial spirals into battle over constitutionality of Canada's polygamy law - National Post


National Post

BC Bountiful trial spirals into battle over constitutionality of Canada's polygamy law
National Post
Suffredine said that evidence collected between the early 1990s when polygamy at Bountiful was first investigated and the 2011 reference case should not be held against Blackmore since it wasn't legally clear whether Section 293 of the Criminal Code ...

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A polygamy trial in Canada tests the limits of conjugal freedom - The Economist (blog)


The Economist (blog)

A polygamy trial in Canada tests the limits of conjugal freedom
The Economist (blog)
Many of today's hottest arguments about religious freedom involve idiosyncratic micro-communities which impose on themselves (and on their children) norms of life which the rest of society finds bizarre or worse. That is one reason why a polygamy trial ...

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Defence in BC polygamy trial argues evidence was collected amid legal confusion - The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

Defence in BC polygamy trial argues evidence was collected amid legal confusion
The Globe and Mail
A lawyer whose client is on trial for polygamy in British Columbia is arguing that evidence in the case was collected amid confusion over the legality of Canada's laws on plural marriage. Blair Suffredine is seeking a stay of a polygamy charge against ...

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Polygamist's defense attorney to make constitutional challenge of evidence - Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake Tribune

Polygamist's defense attorney to make constitutional challenge of evidence
Salt Lake Tribune
Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer for a Mormon fundamentalist leader says he will be seeking a stay of a polygamy charge because the evidence being used in the trial was already presented in a previous constitutional reference case. Blair ...

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Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife - Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake Tribune

Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife
Salt Lake Tribune
Cranbrook, British Columbia • The first legal wife of a man accused of polygamy has testified in British Columbia Supreme Court about her marriage and life as a sister wife with up to two dozen other women. Jane Blackmore took the stand in a courtroom ...

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Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife - Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake Tribune

Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife
Salt Lake Tribune
Cranbrook, British Columbia • The first legal wife of a man accused of polygamy has testified in British Columbia Supreme Court about her marriage and life as a sister wife with up to two dozen other women. Jane Blackmore took the stand in a courtroom ...

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Tanzanian polygamist's puzzle: How to stop six wives warring over 500 acres? - Guardian (blog)


Guardian (blog)

Tanzanian polygamist's puzzle: How to stop six wives warring over 500 acres?
Guardian (blog)
With six wives, 16 children, 60 grandchildren and 500 acres of land, 80-year-old Tanzanian traditional healer Kuzenza Magoso worries his descendants could start fighting over his estate when he dies. Family land disputes can turn violent in Tanzania ...

Former wife testifies that BC polygamist said he was doing God's work by allegedly marrying 24 women - National Post


National Post

Former wife testifies that BC polygamist said he was doing God's work by allegedly marrying 24 women
National Post
“I did go to him and ask where are you taking this,” she testified Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court where Blackmore is facing a single count of polygamy. “I told him I am feeling a heavy responsibility for the number of children we have and the number of ...

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