2020

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Pojanowski, “Neoclassical Administrative Law”

On the reading list for this week’s installment of the Administrative Law & Governance colloquium was Jeffrey A Pojanowski’s article, “Neoclassical Administrative Law“. Here is the abstract: This Article introduces an approach to administrative law that reconciles a more formalist, classical understanding of law and its supremacy with the contemporary administrative state. Courts adopting this […] Read more

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Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium 2020: Gillian Metzger, Monday, February 24 (FTX 137, with pizza)

The first of this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium kicks off next week with Professor Gillian Metzger (Columbia) on the topic of “Legitimacy”: Monday February 24, FTX 137 (First floor, Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur, K1N 6N5), 17:00 to 19:00. All are welcome to attend — there will even be pizza. Discussion will turn […] Read more

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Regulating Google: Defending the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel’s Report

What are the social media behemoths — Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter, Youtube, etc — that have come to dominate much of the contemporary public sphere? Answering this question is crucial to determining what role courts, economic regulators and legislatures should play in respect of the behemoths’ activities. Are they utilities, traditionally subject to regulation, in […] Read more

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Vavilov Hits the Road (Updated Feb 27)

Courts around Canada are beginning to apply the Vavilov framework. Obviously, it is too early to draw any conclusions. Nonetheless, even at this early stage in the life of Vavilovian judicial review there have been some interesting decisions. I have been coming back to this post periodically to update it with significant new decisions. If […] Read more

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Some Upcoming Vavilov Events

My calendar is starting to fill up with Vavilov-related events. Here’s a list of those accessible to the public (typically for a fee). I’ll add further links (and further events) as I have them: February 6 Canadian Bar Association, Webinar (with Professor Jamie Liew and Justice David Stratas) February 19 and 20 Canadian Institute for […] Read more