Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Series of Biographies of Supreme Court of Canada Justices, the blog staffed by students of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, has been running a series of biographies of the justices of the Supreme Court of Canada.

In the intro post on August 15, 2019, Kristopher Kinsinger wrote:
"Canadians can take pride in our relatively depoliticized and merit-based judicial appointment process and in the high calibre of judges who continue to make up our final court of appeal. Yet it would also be fallacious to assume that our top jurists do not approach their work with philosophies that have been shaped by their professional and judicial experiences. The justices of the SCC are not oracles whose worldviews or decisions are above the transparencies imposed by critical evaluation; our judges are, in a word, human, and as such are not above the rigours of informed criticism."

"With this in mind, our hope is that this series will help our fellow law students, lawyers, and legal scholars to think more deeply about the judges who sit on the SCC. We believe that a more nuanced appreciation of this aspect of the SCC’s jurisprudence can only serve to bolster the confidence of Canadians in their judiciary."
The biographies in the series are:
There are still 2 more justices to cover: Justice Sheila Martin and Justice Nicholas Kasirer.

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