The Resource Governing from the bench : the Supreme Court of Canada and the judicial role, Emmett Macfarlane

Governing from the bench : the Supreme Court of Canada and the judicial role, Emmett Macfarlane

Label
Governing from the bench : the Supreme Court of Canada and the judicial role
Title
Governing from the bench
Title remainder
the Supreme Court of Canada and the judicial role
Statement of responsibility
Emmett Macfarlane
Title variation
Supreme Court of Canada and the judicial role
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic formats
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
347.71/035
Index
index present
LC call number
KE8259
LC item number
.M33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Law and society,
Label
Governing from the bench : the Supreme Court of Canada and the judicial role, Emmett Macfarlane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-234) and index
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Contents
Studying judicial behaviour -- The evolution of the Court and its justices -- Setting the stage : exploring Court processes leading to decisions -- The decision : collegiality, conflict, and consensus -- A question of competence : examining judicial policy making -- The Court in government and society : dialogue, public opinion, and the media
Control code
ocn814661651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 241 p.
Isbn
9780774823524
Lccn
2012540384
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.b28528165
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  • (OCoLC)814661651
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