xiv, 693 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781552389904 (softcover) 1552389901 (softcover)
"Since the first edition of this popular text was published in 1984, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has transformed the role of the courts in Canadian politics. Newly revised and updated, Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process in Canada, 4th Edition provides an introduction to the issues raised by the changing political role of Canadian judges. It includes over 40 new readings, including two all-new chapters on the Harper Conservatives and Aboriginal Law. Addressing current controversies, including the Canadian Judicial Council's investigations into Justice Robin Camp and Lori Douglas and the Trudeau Government's re-introduction of the Court Challenges Program, this book strives for competing perspectives, with many readings juxtaposed to foster debate. Taking a critical approach to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the growth of judicial power, editors F.L. Morton and Dave Snow provide an even-handed examination of current and ongoing issues. Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process in Canada, 4th Edition is the leading source for students interested in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the growth of judicial power in Canada."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The rule of law in the Canadian Constitution Political jurisprudence The Canadian judicial system Judicial recruitment and selection Judicial independence, ethics, and discipline Interest groups and access to judicial power Precedents, statutes and legal reasoning Judicial decision-making Judicial review and federalism Aboriginal law and the judicial process The Harper conservatives and the Canadian judiciary Reconciling judicial review and Constitutional democracy.