Governing from the Bench: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role
ISBN/ASIN: 077482350X,9780774823500 | 2012 | English | pdf | 265/265 pages | 11.6 Mb
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Press | Author: Emmett Macfarlane
In Governing from the Bench, Emmett Macfarlane demystifies the inner workings of the Supreme Court of Canada. Drawing on interviews with current and former justices, law clerks, and other staff members of the court, Macfarlane sheds 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 a broader governmental and societal context. 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.