Monday, February 27, 2006

Marshall Rothstein's Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Federal Court Justice Marshall Rothstein was the first Supreme Court of Canada candidate in history to face public questioning from a panel of parliamentarians earlier today.

It was live on TV. Those who missed the hearings can watch major video excerpts on the CTV website (go to "Video" in the right-hand navigation).

The cooperative Canadian legal blog Slaw has put together The Marshall Rothstein Pages that include background on the selection process, the ad hoc parliamentary committee that questioned him, his judgments, and news stories.

The Toronto Star convened a panel of legal experts offering analysis of the proceedings. The experts were Peter Russell, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Toronto, Philip Girard, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research at Dalhousie Law School, and Lorne Sossin, associate dean at the University of Toronto faculty of law.

University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist offered his analysis of Rothstein's lengthy record on patent, copyright, and trademark matters.

And if you want to have a look at what the blogosphere has to say about the issue:

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