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Publication bans British Columbia’s courts have imposed on the high-profile murder prosecutions of Robert Pickton and Kelly Ellard have renewed the debate over suppressing information about criminal cases. Media lawyers say judges are too quick to order bans, but defence counsel warn that publicity can undermine the right to a fair trial, The Canadian Press reports.

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Publication bans British Columbia’s courts have imposed on the high-profile murder prosecutions of Robert Pickton and Kelly Ellard have renewed the debate over suppressing information about criminal cases. Media lawyers say judges are too quick to order bans, but defence counsel warn that publicity can undermine the right to a fair trial, The Canadian Press reports.

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