YOUR WARD NEWS Appeals “Hate” Conviction & Sentence
Dr. James Sears is spending the Christmas time poring over the transcripts of his conviction and sentencing to a year in jail for telling jokes about Jews and women in the satirical YOUR WARD NEWS which he edited from 2016 to 2019. He is working hard to perfect arguments against this blow to a free press. The publisher Leroy St. Germaine is also appealing his conviction and sentencing to a year’s house arrest. The factum or argument is due January 20. The date set for the appeal is March 23 in Toronto. Among other things, Dr. Sears will be arguing that the judge gave insufficient reasons and explanation in convicting him. He is seeking a new trial.