Thursday, January 04, 2007

Decrease In High Court Rulings Not Confined to Canada

This is a follow-up to the December 30, 2006 Library Boy post Supreme Court of Canada 2006 Year-End Review.

That post looked at a Globe and Mail article on the all-time record low established in 2006 by the Supreme Court of Canada for the number of judgments rendered.

Last year, Canada's highest court published 59 rulings. The average over the past decade was in the range of 85 to 90 judgments per annum. The number has been as high as 144 in 1990.

The JURIST Paper Chase legal news blog picked up the story yesterday and remarked that "[T]he decrease in Canadian high court opinions parallels analogous decreases in both the US Supreme Court and the UK House of Lords in recent years".

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:43 pm


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