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Are courts representative bodies? A canadian perspective

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In this policy brief, Judge Robert Sharpe of the Court of Appeal for Ontario argues that it would be wrong for judges exercising the power of judicial review to claim legitimacy as representatives. He argues that the claim is not only wrong, it is dangerous as it distorts the nature of the judicial function.

Judicial review of legislation against constitutionally mandated standards can only be defended for what it is: independent judges acting as impartial adjudicators applying legal...

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University of Oxford
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Foundation for Law, Justice and Society policy briefs
Publication date:
2012
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uuid:34f7ced5-d9f8-4b52-88ac-fbe5ee265f56
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