Governing From The Bench

Governing From The Bench

Governing From The Bench

"As Canada's final court of appeal, the Supreme Court is a crucial component of the country's legal system. Yet, for much of its almost 140-year history, the highest court in the land dwelled in relative obscurity. More than thirty years since the advent of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which transformed the court's function and thrust its work into the national spotlight, many of us are still in the dark about the Supreme Court's role--in part because there has been relatively little empirical investigation into how the institution works. In Governing from the Bench, Emmett Macfarlane draws on interviews with current and former justices, law clerks, and other staff members of the court to shed light on the institution's internal environment and decision-making processes. He explores the complex role of the Supreme Court as an institution; exposes the rules, conventions, and norms that shape and constrain its justices' behaviour; and situates the court in its broader governmental and societal context, as it relates to the elected branches of government, the media, and the public. At once enlightening and engaging, Governing from the Bench is a much-needed and comprehensive exploration of an institution that touches the lives of all Canadians"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Law
Author : Emmett Macfarlane
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : 9780774823500


Governing From The Bench

Governing From The Bench

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Genre : Judges
Author : Robert L. Turner
Publisher :
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 14 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:9337873


Constitutional Pariah

Constitutional Pariah

The Canadian Senate has long been considered an institutional pariah, viewed as an undemocratic, outmoded warehouse for patronage appointments and mired in spending and workload scandals. In 2014, the federal government was compelled to refer constitutional questions to the Supreme Court relating to its attempts to enact senatorial elections and term limits. Constitutional Pariah explores the aftermath of Reference re Senate Reform, which barred major unilateral alteration of the Senate by Parliament. Ironically, the decision resulted in one of the most sweeping parliamentary reforms in Canadian history, creating a pathway to informal changes in the appointments process that have curbed patronage and partisanship. Despite reinvigorating the Senate, Reference re Senate Reform has far-reaching implications for constitutional reform in other contexts. Macfarlane’s sharp critique suggests that the Court’s nebulous approach to the amending formula raises the spectre of a frozen constitution, unable to evolve with the country.

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Genre : Law
Author : Emmett Macfarlane
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2021-04-01
Total Pages : 198 Pages
ISBN : 9780774866248


The Art Of Governing By Partys

The Art Of Governing By Partys

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : John Toland
Publisher :
Release : 1701
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB10770991


The Art Of Governing By Partys Particularly In Religion In Politics In Parlament On The Bench And In The Ministry Etc By John Toland

The Art Of Governing By Partys Particularly In Religion In Politics In Parlament On The Bench And In The Ministry Etc By John Toland

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : John Toland
Publisher :
Release : 1701
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0019146695


By The Court

By The Court

Any court watcher knows that the Supreme Court of Canada delivers some of its major constitutional judgments in a “By the Court” format. This transformative approach abandons the common law tradition of attributing decisions to individual judges. By the Court is the first major study of these unanimous and anonymous decisions and features a complete inventory, chronology, and typology of these cases. Peter McCormick and Marc Zanoni explore the origins, purposes, and potential future of “By the Court,” framing this practice as uniquely Canadian, and the most dramatic form of a modern style that highlights the institution and downplays individual contributions.

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Genre : Law
Author : Peter McCormick
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2019-09-15
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 9780774861748


The Art Of Governing By Parties

The Art Of Governing By Parties

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : John Toland
Publisher :
Release : 1757
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:84714857


Supreme At Last

Supreme At Last

This book explains how the Supreme Court has become the powerful and influential institution it is today. Using 1949 as the year of birth for the modern Supreme Court, Peter McCormick traces the court's development from an institution of relatively minor importance to one that is central to Canadian society. McCormick discusses key cases and looks at the lasting influence of each Chief Justice. Contents: 1Introduction: The Second Birth of the Supreme Court of Canada 2Under the Shadow: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council 3The Rinfret Court: The Initiator 4The Kerwin Court: The Technician 5Taschereau/Cartwright Fauteux: The Caretakers 6The Laskin Court: The Innovator 7The Dickson Court: The Consolidator 8The Lamer Court: The Frontier-pusher 9Conclusion: The Supreme Court in the New Millennium

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Genre : Law
Author : Peter McCormick
Publisher : Lorimer
Release : 2000-01-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 1550286935


Courts And Federalism

Courts And Federalism

Courts and Federalism examines recent developments in the judicial review of federalism in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Through detailed surveys of these three countries, Gerald Baier clearly demonstrates that understanding judicial doctrine is key to understanding judicial power in a federation. Baier offers overwhelming evidence of doctrine's formative role in division-of-power disputes and its positive contribution to the operation of a federal system. Courts and Federalism urges political scientists to take courts and judicial reasoning more seriously in their accounts of federal government.

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Genre : Law
Author : Gerald Baier
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-11-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780774841023


North Carolina Trial Judges Bench Book District Court Vol 1

North Carolina Trial Judges Bench Book District Court Vol 1

North Carolina Trial Judges' Bench Book, District Court, Vol. 1, Family Law, 2018 is a comprehensive legal reference created for North Carolina district court judges. It provides summaries of North Carolina law governing cases routinely heard in district court. Chapters cover topics including equitable distribution, child support, child custody, spousal agreements, postseparation support and alimony, and more. The UNC School of Government offers the North Carolina Trial Judges' Bench Book as individual chapters in PDF format. Please visit www.sog.unc.edu/publications.

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Author : Cheryl D. Howell
Publisher : Unc School of Government
Release : 2019-09
Total Pages : 1424 Pages
ISBN : 1560119543