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SCC Decision: November 22, 2007

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R. v. Grover, 2007 SCC 51
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(Criminal law / Powers of court of appeal)
Grover was convicted at trial of attempting to obstruct justice.  Crucial to the conviction, the trial judge found that smoke detector records were false, and Grover knew them to be false.  On appeal, the Court of Appeal rejected the trial judge's finding and entered an acquittal, finding that Grover may not have known that the records were false.  The Supreme Court restored the conviction, holding that it was not open to the Court of Appeal to acquit on the basis of speculation that was contradicted by Grover's own testimony.
Majority/Dissent: 7/0