The media often have a difficult relationship with the law. Complexity, ambiguity tedium – all combine to prevent readers from fully coming to terms with a case.
Within the last 48 hours, however, I’ve witnessed three contesting approaches.
The first is this week’s Macleans which is unprecedented in giving over 50% of its space to People v. Conrad Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, the major criminal trial taking place this month in Chicago. Of course it’s factually a juicy case with larger than life protagonists.
For me one of the most interesting parts was the sharp contrasts drawn between . . . [more]