2022

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Justice Abella and Judicial Restraint

I am working on a paper on Justice Abella’s administrative law jurisprudence. Here is the opening part, describing her approach to judicial restraint. Justice Abella’s advocacy of deferential review of administrative decisions was a consistent theme throughout her tenure on the Supreme Court of Canada. I will address substantive review in this section but I […] Read more

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The Ages of Administrative Law: The Age of Invention

I have posted “The Ages of Administrative Law“, my contribution to this year’s Public Law Conference, to SSRN. Here is the first substantive part. Thoughts and comments very welcome. In his Hamlyn Lectures, Professor Paul Craig has elegantly described how the administrative state existed in embryonic form before even the Glorious Revolution.[1] In this section, […] Read more

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The Ages of Administrative Law: Introduction

I have posted “The Ages of Administrative Law“, my contribution to this year’s Public Law Conference, to SSRN. Here is the introduction. Thoughts and comments very welcome. The advocates of the 20th century welfare state envisaged a government that would take care of its citizens from the cradle to the grave. The contemporary administrative state […] Read more