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The Resource Courts without cases : the law and politics of advisory opinions, Carissima Mathen

Courts without cases : the law and politics of advisory opinions, Carissima Mathen

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Courts without cases : the law and politics of advisory opinions
Title
Courts without cases
Title remainder
the law and politics of advisory opinions
Statement of responsibility
Carissima Mathen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Canada since 1875, courts have been permitted to act as advisors alongside their ordinary, adjudicative role. This book offers the first detailed examination of that role from a legal perspective. When one thinks of courts, it is most often in the context of deciding cases: live disputes involving spirited, adversarial debate between opposing parties. Sometimes, though, a court is granted the power to answer questions in the absence of cases through a reference or advisory opinions. These proceedings raise many questions: about the judicial role, about the relationship between courts and those who seek their "advice", and about the nature of law. Tracking their use in Canada since the country's Confederation and looking to the experience in other legal systems, this book considers how reference opinions draw courts into the complex relationship between law and politics. Focusing on key themes such as the separation of powers, federalism, rights and precedent, this book provides an important and timely study of a fascinating phenomenon"--
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Mathen, Carissima
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Advisory opinions
  • Judicial power
  • Separation of powers
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Courts without cases : the law and politics of advisory opinions, Carissima Mathen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Courts with cases -- Apex courts -- Canadian references -- Separate functions : separate powers -- Arbitrating federalism -- Rebirth and rupture -- Interpretation and rights -- Institutions -- Actors, advice and law -- The advisory court -- Conclusion
Control code
on1048935641
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781509922499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048935641
Label
Courts without cases : the law and politics of advisory opinions, Carissima Mathen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Courts with cases -- Apex courts -- Canadian references -- Separate functions : separate powers -- Arbitrating federalism -- Rebirth and rupture -- Interpretation and rights -- Institutions -- Actors, advice and law -- The advisory court -- Conclusion
Control code
on1048935641
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781509922499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048935641

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