Calgary

Justice Robin Camp in 'knees together' case seeks review of judicial council decision

A Calgary judge who could lose his job after asking a sexual assault complainant why she couldn't keep her knees together is asking for a judicial review in his case.

Canadian Judicial Council disciplinary panel recommended Camp lose his job after controversial comments

Justice Robin Camp filed papers this week asking the Federal Court to intervene in his case, saying the Canadian Judicial Council refused his request to speak to the disciplinary council. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

A Calgary judge who could lose his job after asking a sexual assault complainant why she couldn't keep her knees together is asking for a judicial review in his case.

Justice Robin Camp wants to address the Canadian Judicial Council after the accused in the original trial was acquitted again in a retrial.

In court documents filed this week, Camp says the council refused his request to speak to the council, so he is asking the Federal Court to intervene.

A disciplinary panel of the council has recommended Camp lose his job after his controversial comments to the female complainant in the original sexual assault trial of Alexander Wagar.

Camp found Wagar not guilty, but the Appeal Court ordered a new trial and last month Wagar was acquitted again.

Camp is currently waiting to see if the council will agree with the disciplinary panel's decision and recommend that he be removed from the bench.

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