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Duncan Lovell McKillop fonds

  • CA LASA 120
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1989

Fonds consists of three series. Series One, R. v. Keegstra - Judgements and Appeal Documents, is primarily made up of copies of the documents that both McKillop and the Crown prosecutor, Bruce Fraser, filed, including factums and other written arguments, books of authorities, and evidence, for a pretrial application regarding the constitutionality of the hate crime provisions of the Criminal Code and then subsequently for Keegstra’s appeal of his 1985 conviction, also on the grounds the hate crime provisions were unconstitutional. The series also includes additional research files on case law; constitutional law; the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; correspondence between McKillop and Doug Christie, Keegstra’s primary lawyer; and newspaper clippings regarding Keegstra’s trial and freedom of speech. Series Two, McKillop Accident Litigation, consists of files McKillop compiled as the plaintiff in a Montana lawsuit after he and his family were in a serious motor vehicle accident while driving through the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in western Montana. McKillop joined the bar of the Blackfeet Nation to pursue the litigation, but later hired Montana counsel, and ultimately successfully settled the litigation. The series includes court documents filed at different levels of court in Montana, depositions, medical reports, economic reports on McKillop’s loss of income, correspondence with Montana counsel and insurers involved in the litigation and settlement, and research files on American tort and aboriginal law. Series Three, McKillop Accident Photographs, consists of police accident scene photos McKillop later used as an exhibit in his litigation, as well as other photographs McKillop took of the accident scene and photographs of his injuries.

McKillop, Duncan Lovell