Several legal stories made headlines and set precedents in 2012. Here is Steven Skurka's list of the top legal stories of 2012.

  1. Amanda Todd/cyberbullying
  2. Raffery murder trial
  3. Shafia murder trial
  4. Magnotta body parts case
  5. Mentally ill killers and their release
  6. Supreme Court of Canada hears an end of life case
  7. Final report of The Missing Women Inquiry in B.C.
  8. Supreme Court of Canada upholds Canada's anti-terrorism laws
  9. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's conflict of interest hearing 
  10. Ontario Court of Appeal strikes down parts of Canada's anti-prostitution laws