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Jury and Witness intimidation via Bible quotes

Witness intimidation? Unlikely. I do see nothing in the statement that would amount to jury tampering. He's not standing up and yelling that he'll have the jury and everyone they have dear mowed down ...
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Jury and Witness intimidation via Bible quotes

Where would the intimidation lie? To qualify as witness intimidation, you need to coerce someone to not cooperate with the prosecution. Given that all witnesses are required to take an oath to tell ...
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Jury and Witness intimidation via Bible quotes

canada The most analogous offence to "witness and/or jury intimidation" is known as "intimidation of a justice system participant", codified at Criminal Code, s. 423.1(1)(b) No ...
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The persons who wear face coverings, such as a niqab, is it permissible for a court to require them to not wear it during testimony?

canada This question was directly addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. N.S., 2012 SCC 72. The issue question was "when, if ever, a witness who wears a niqab for religious reasons can ...
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The persons who wear face coverings, such as a niqab, is it permissible for a court to require them to not wear it during testimony?

There isn't a clear answer in the US. The Confrontation Clause conflicts with the Free Exercise Clause on this point. In Commonwealth v. Copper, an eyewitness refused to remove her facial covering on ...
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The persons who wear face coverings, such as a niqab, is it permissible for a court to require them to not wear it during testimony?

Yes new-south-wales The Handbook for Judicial Officers contains a section on Islam. Muslims who live in Australia are considered to be living in that country under a covenant. They must, therefore, ...
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