R. v. Clark (television camera access to court)
From Ad IDEM / CMLA
December 2, 2002
The Supreme Court of Canada surprised everyone in the Clark appeal by agreeing to a motion by a lawyer for Mr. Pilarinos that the appeal was now moot. When the case was first brought to the Court, it held that an expedited hearing could not be held as the trial was getting close. Then, granting leave to appeal, it scheduled the appeal for a date after the trial had to be over. After factums were filed, and six weeks before the hearing date, they pulled the plug. It's hard to read between the lines when there are so few lines to read between.