South African Court of Appeal Doubles Oscar Pistorius’ Prison Sentence Recently, the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence to thirteen years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Known to many as the “Blade Runner” for his carbon-fiber prosthetic legs, Pistorius captured the hearts and …
CITLALLY MACIEL <Staff Writer> On the night of January 12, 2011, a police officer lost his life in the line of duty. His name was Ryan Russell, a devoted and exemplary officer, a loving father, a husband, and a son.
SHAWN KNIGHTS <Contributor> I came to law school as an idealist.
NADIA GUO <News Editor> We’re back with the second instalment of Obiter’s Criminal Law Watch Column. Since our last publication, the world of criminal law has been rife with events and hypocrisies to keep you on your toes. This week I’ve chosen to focus on the death of Aaron Swartz.
NADIA GUO <News Editor> This semester will mark the first instalment of Nadia’s Criminal Law Watch column. Within each issue of Obiter Dicta, I will be keeping Osgoode up to date on current and noteworthy developments in criminal law in Canada, and around the globe, with a focus on injustices.