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ISBN: 9781552212974-05

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A Case for the Trial Court

From: Cruel Arithmetic


Discusses the different stages of building the case against Blackmore and Bountiful. Specifically, this chapter touches upon the arguments against polygamy, the problem of proving whether polygamy causes harm, the expert evidence of the Bountiful case, as well as other polygamy cases.



Craig Jones

Craig Jones, QC, BGS, LLB, LLM, holds law degrees from UBC and Harvard Law School. For six years he was the lead constitutional litigator for the Attorney General of British Columbia, where he argued a series of significant cases including the Safe Injection Site appeal, the Polygamy Reference, and challenges to the Braidwood Taser Inquiry. He is now a professor of law at Thompson Rivers University. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles on legal subjects.