Supreme at last: the evolution of the Supreme Court of Canada

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James Lorimer & Co., 2000 - Law - 204 pages
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This book explains how the Supreme Court has become the powerful and influential institution it is today. Using 1949 as the year of birth for the modern Supreme Court, Peter McCormick traces the court's development from an institution of relatively minor importance to one that is central to Canadian society. McCormick discusses key cases and looks at the lasting influence of each Chief Justice. Contents: 1 Introduction: The Second Birth of the Supreme Court of Canada 2 Under the Shadow: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council 3 The Rinfret Court: The Initiator 4 The Kerwin Court: The Technician 5 Taschereau/Cartwright Fauteux: The Caretakers 6 The Laskin Court: The Innovator 7 The Dickson Court: The Consolidator 8 The Lamer Court: The Frontier-pusher 9 Conclusion: The Supreme Court in the New Millennium

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The Judicial Committee
October 1949 to June 1954
July 1954 to February 1963

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PETER McCORMICK teaches political science at the University of Lethbridge.

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