The full text from a speech given to Carleton University students by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin discusses the relationship between the press and the courts, and how both are requisite to upholding a society built on the rule of law.

The full text from a speech given to Carleton University students by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin discusses the relationship between the press and the courts, and how both are requisite to upholding a society built on the rule of law.

In it, McLachlin talks about the role of Twitter and social media in the courtroom and says that the roles that these tools play in the modern reporter’s toolkit need to be understood:

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One thing seems to me to be clear.  In facing the reality of the modern communications revolution, it is crucial that we understand the technology and how it is being used — something lawyers and judges, often castigated as Luddites, may not find easy.  And having understood the new technology and its uses, we must do what we are doing today — discuss, reflect, and share experiences and best practices.

The full text of McLachlin's explanation of the relationship needed between the courts and the media can be read here