Strict rules govern reporting at canal mass murder trial

The judge presiding at the canal mass murder trial in Kingston, Ontario, has changed his mind about the use of electronic devices in the courtroom, as the trial proper is about to begin. In a short session today, Mr. Justice Robert Maranger announced that he was reversing the decision he made Tuesday. On Tuesday, Maranger said he would permit journalists to send email from the courtroom, though he banned live Tweeting from the courtroom. But today, Maranger said he’s now decided that sending email from the courtroom also will be prohibited.

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