Alan Young

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Who is Alan Young?

Alan N. Young is an associate professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Young is the co-founder and director of Osgoode's Innocence Project, which seeks to investigate and overturn cases of wrongful conviction.

Young has represented a number of clients in cases related to the government's ability to regulate consensual activities. In 2005 he achieved a "groundbreaking" Supreme Court decision legalizing swingers clubs. In 2008 he won a case in Federal Court ruling that parts of Canada's medical marijuana laws were unconstitutional. In 2010 he persuaded the Superior Court of Ontario to overturn three key provisions of the Criminal Code related to prostitution in Bedford v. Canada.

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on July 23, 2013


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