The first witness in the Ghomeshi trial, Linda Christina Redgrave, said she asked the Crown to appeal the case. After CANADALAND reported on a “factual vacuum” in the ruling yesterday, some legal experts believe there may be grounds for the appeal.
Karen McArthur, a Toronto criminal defence lawyer for the past 25 years, told CBC that Justice Horkins made a clear error in the ruling and could be grounds for appeal. “As a matter of law, he couldn’t come to that conclusion,” McArthur told CBC.
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