Thursday, November 08, 2007

This Day in the History of the Supreme Court of Canada

These little historical items float around the Supreme Court of Canada building so I thought I would occasionally share a few of them with you.

On November 8, 1875, the first puisne judges (William Johnstone Ritchie, Samuel Henry Strong, Jean-Thomas Taschereau, Télesphore Fournier, and William Alexander Henry) were sworn in to the Supreme Court of Canada. Puisne refers to all the judges who are not the Chief Justice.

And on November 9, 1893, Justice Jean-Thomas Taschereau, one of the original five puisne judges to the Supreme Court of Canada, died at the age of 78.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 9:38 pm


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