Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Supreme Court of Canada Judges' Track Record in 2009

The most recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly provides a snapshot of the quantitative output of the justices of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2009:
"Looking at the opinions the individual judges wrote last year (as distinct from judgments they simply signed on to without comment) Chief Justice McLachlin and Justice Charron were the most solid majoritarians in the sense that they did the least concurring and dissenting, both wrote a total of nine majority or unanimous opinions, and Justice Charron wrote more unanimous judgments than anyone else — five."

"Justice Charron and Justice Morris Fish spoke most often for the court on criminal law — although Justice Fish could also be dubbed 'The Great Dissenter' since he authored in addition nine dissents — more than twice as many as any of his colleagues."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:24 pm


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