Seeking the Court's Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power
University of British Columbia Press
  • erschienen am 1. Mai 2019
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 290 Seiten
978-0-7748-6110-6 (ISBN)
The first comprehensive analysis of the Canadian reference power, Seeking the Court's Advice examines how policy makers use the courts strategically to achieve political ends.
  • Englisch
  • Vancouver
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  • Kanada
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • geheftet
3 charts, 8 tables
  • Höhe: 164 mm
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  • Breite: 236 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 546 gr
978-0-7748-6110-6 (9780774861106)
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Kate Puddister is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. She has written on a wide range of topics related to law and politics, Canadian politics, and criminal justice policy. Her work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Canadian Public Administration, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.
Introduction: Reference Cases as a Mix of Law and Politics

1 Origins and Implications of the Reference Power

2 Contestation and Reference Cases

3 Routine Politics and Nonroutine Litigation: References after 1949

4 "It's Always a Little Bit of Politics": Why Governments Ask Reference Questions

5 Why Not Refer Everything? The Padlock Act and Blasphemy

6 Seeking the Court's Advice and the Delegation of Decision Making

Conclusion: A Legal Solution to Political Problems

Appendix A: Canadian Reference Legislation

Appendix B: Reference Case List

Notes; References; Index

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