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How Ghomeshi’s second trial differs from his first

Anne Kingston on four key differences in the courtroom at Toronto’s old city hall


 

Jian Ghomeshi will be back in court to face one charge of sexual assault on June 6—and for several reasons, it will be a far different trial than his first. Maclean’s senior writer Anne Kingston, who has followed every moment of Ghomeshi’s legal battles, sets the scene for the next chapter. As she explains, the nature of the complaint that led to the charge differs from the first trial, a new judge will oversee the proceedings, and a possible witness could buttress the complainant’s case.

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