Despite Melchert-Dinkel being found guilty, Nadia Kajouji’s mother finds little solace in verdict

You would think he’d use this opportunity to once again question the lack of action on the part of the Ottawa police, and even to question why M388 has not yet been passed into law. From his release one who didn’t know better would actually assume this was a Canadian victory rather then a victory … Continue reading

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The Internet Predator Verdict Is In . . . GUILTY! Is this the Start of a New Internet Policing Era?

The most important issue highlighted in this case is one of boundaries. Specifically, where do jurisdictional boundaries fall when dealing with such a universal tool as the internet. Melchert-Dinkel lives in Minnesota, but his victims were from Canada and England. His defense attorney tried to get the case dismissed on these grounds, arguing that the … Continue reading

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The Verdict Is In! Melchert-Dinkel Is Guilty . . . For Now.

However, the law is not based solely on society’s moral sensibilities (although it should reflect them).  Nor for that matter, has Melchert-Dinkel lawyer Watkin’s claimed that his client’s actions were morally honorable.  The issue at hand is whether or not his client had the right to write what he did in the chat rooms, regardless … Continue reading

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