News
There will be no sweeping publication ban on the first-degree murder trial of Robert Pickton, even though the accused serial killer could face a second trial at a later date. A British Columbia judge made the ruling Dec. 14, 2006, after lawyers for news organizations argued a ban would effectively mean one of the biggest murder cases in Canadian history would be tried in secret. Read the Canadian Press report.

The British Columbia Supreme Court has posted a summary of publication bans in force for Pickton’s trial, as well as procedures for journalists seeking access to hearings and exhibits.

News
There will be no sweeping publication ban on the first-degree murder trial of Robert Pickton, even though the accused serial killer could face a second trial at a later date. A British Columbia judge made the ruling Dec. 14, 2006, after lawyers for news organizations argued a ban would effectively mean one of the biggest murder cases in Canadian history would be tried in secret. Read the Canadian Press report.

The British Columbia Supreme Court has posted a summary of publication bans in force for Pickton’s trial, as well as procedures for journalists seeking access to hearings and exhibits.

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