Constitutional law


Miller: Legal and Political Fault Lines

The argument I will advance in this extended note on the United Kingdom Supreme Court’s decision in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union is that the decision and its aftermath can be usefully understood by reference to three fault lines: between form and substance (Part I); between the old constitution […] Read more

Reviews and Others

L’abolition du registre des armes d’épaule : le rôle potentiel des principes non écrits

French Abstract: L’appel devant la Cour suprême dans l’affaire Canada (Procureur général) c. Québec (Procureur général), soulève une question d’interprétation constitutionnelle : est-ce que sa compétence en matière de droit criminel permet au Parlement d’abroger une loi et d’un seul coup détruire unilatéralement toutes les données recueillies sous l’égide de cette même loi? Notamment, cette question […] Read more


Court Fees, Constitutional Rights and the Common Law

In a remarkable decision yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down British Columbia’s regime of court fees as unconstitutional: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2014 SCC 59. A litigant was faced with a $3,600 bill for scheduling a 10-day trial. She could not pay the court fees — […] Read more


Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati tries to block another Harper judicial appointment

OTTAWA—The Conservative government is on another collision course over its latest judicial appointment for Quebec. Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati has filed for an injunction to block the appointment of Federal Court of Appeal Justice Robert Mainville — reportedly on the shortlist last summer for the Supreme Court of Canada — to the Quebec Court of […] Read more