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The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between decisions of the High Court and broader political currents in Australia. It begins with an investigation of the patterns and effects of constitutional invalidation and dissent on the High Court over time, and their correlation with political trends and attitudes. It also examines the role of constitutional amendment in expressing popular constitutional understandings in the Australian system. Subsequent chapters focus on the eras marked by the tenure of the Court's 12 Chief Justices, examining Court's decisions in the context of the prevailing political conditions and understandings of each. Together, the chapters canvass a rich variety of accounts of the relationship between constitutional law and politics in Australia, and of how this relationship is affected by factors such as the process of appointment for High Court judges and the Court's explicit willingness to consider political and community values.
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Judicial review, invalidation and electoral politics : a quantitative survey / Russell Smyth and Vinod Mishra Judicial review and the politics of constitutional amendment / Michael Coper Judicial dissent and the politics of the High Court / Andrew Lynch The Griffith Court / John M. Williams The Knox Court / Anne Twomey The Isaacs Court / Tony Blackshield The Gavan Duffy Court / Gabrielle Appleby The Latham Court / Fiona Wheeler The Dixon Court / Helen Irving The Barwick Court / Brian Galligan The Gibbs Court / Nicholas Aroney and Haig Patapan The Mason Court / Paul Kildea and George Williams The Brennan Court / Patrick Emerton and Jeffrey Goldsworthy The Gleeson Court / Rosalind Dixon and Sean Lau The French Court / Anika Gauja and Katharine Gelber.