Seeking the Court's Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power

Seeking the Court's Advice

This book will appeal to researchers, scholars, and students of law and politics, Canadian politics, legal studies, political science, Canadian history, and public policy. Les mer
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Seeking the Court's Advice

This book will appeal to researchers, scholars, and students of law and politics, Canadian politics, legal studies, political science, Canadian history, and public policy. Legal professionals, public officials, and members of the media will also find the book to be a valuable resource.

Introduction: Reference Cases as a Mix of Law and Politics

1 Origins and Implications of the Reference Power

2 Contestation and Reference Cases

3 Routine Politics and Nonroutine Litigation: References after 1949

4 "It's Always a Little Bit of Politics": Why Governments Ask Reference Questions

5 Why Not Refer Everything? The Padlock Act and Blasphemy

6 Seeking the Court's Advice and the Delegation of Decision Making

Conclusion: A Legal Solution to Political Problems

Appendix A: Canadian Reference Legislation

Appendix B: Reference Case List

Notes; References; Index

The first comprehensive analysis of the Canadian reference power, Seeking the Court's Advice examines how policy makers use the courts strategically to achieve political ends.

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