Cromwell J. and Fish J. put on a solid display of written advocacy in today's Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Cornell.
A 4-3 majority held that the Calgary Police Service did not violate section 8 of the Charter by the manner in which it conducted a "dynamic" or "no-knock entry" search of an accused person's home. The appeal was made as of right, and caused the justices to answer a question of mixed law and fact based on a very physical fact scenario. This set up a clash of language used by the majority (in a . . . [more]