Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin

This book sketches Beverley McLachlin's experiences growing up in rural Alberta, attending university, becoming a lawyer and then a judge.

Author: Ian Greene and Peter McCormick

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459414402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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As a judge, Beverley McLachlin has had an unequalled impact on Canadian life. She stands out for her unique ability to stand up for the values and beliefs that reflect the best of Canada and Canadians. As chief justice, she led the way to assisted suicide legislation, far greater recognition of aboriginal rights and title, allowing safe injection sites for drug users and many other changes that have had a dramatic impact on Canadian life. Less well known is her work to modify the way the Supreme Court judges work together to emphasize collegiality and to encourage judges on the court to pay closer attention to real-world information about the issues they are considering. Her courageous action to defend the independence of the court and her own personal integrity when it was attacked by Stephen Harper — an incident discussed and documented fully in this book — underlines her strength of character and integrity. This book sketches Beverley McLachlin's experiences growing up in rural Alberta, attending university, becoming a lawyer and then a judge. At a time when governments were seeking qualified women for senior positions in Canada's courts, she was selected by politicians, both Liberal and Conservative, to fill progressively higher positions. Ian Greene and Peter McCormick focus on her time on the Supreme Court offering readers a balanced, informed perspective on the role she defined for herself, remarkable for her prodigious work and the clarity of her decisions. Their background as leading Canadian writers on the role of the judiciary in Canada allows them to offer an independent and readable appreciation of her contributions to Canadian life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Supreme Justice

Supreme Justice

Similarly , the twenty - year study in Missouri found that 57 percent of the intermediate court judges and 70 percent of the Supreme Court judges appointed under the merit plan had prior judicial experience .

Author: Thurgood Marshall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812236904

Category: Law

Page: 336

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To understand fully the complexities of Thurgood Marshall's work as a practicing lawyer, civil rights advocate for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, federal judge, and the first African American appointed Solicitor General of the United States and Justice of the United States Supreme Court, these texts are indispensable. The early speeches assembled by J. Clay Smith, Jr., focus on the Detroit riots of the 1940s and 1950s, one of the most important periods of Marshall's life, culminating in his arguments before the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe, which in 1954 struck down de jure segregation in public education. Throughout the materials from the next four decades, Marshall comes to life as a teacher, leader, and strategist, explaining, preaching, and cajoling audiences to stand up for their rights. The addresses collected by Smith present a less formal picture of Marshall, from which one can learn much about the depth of his skills and strategies to conquer racism, promote democracy, and create a world influenced by his vision for a just and moral society. Supreme Justice reveals Marshall as a dogged opponent of unequal schools and a staunch proponent of the protection of black people from violence and the death penalty. Through his own words we see the genius of a man with an ability to inspire diverse crowds in clear language and see him also demonstrate his powers of persuasion in formal settings outside the court. His writings not only enhance our understanding of his groundbreaking advocacy in law and social conflicts, they reveal the names of men and women of all races who made significant contributions leading to Brown v. Board of Education and beyond.
Categories: Law

United States Supreme Court Reports

United States Supreme Court Reports

United States. Supreme Court. tution — include of the Federalause of Reported p 120 , supra Court - in holding that Missouri ' s $ 14 . Voting rights of women prohibition on voting by women did . not violate the guarantee clause of In a ...

Author: United States. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062265025

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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First series, books 1-43, includes "Notes on U.S. reports" by Walter Malins Rose.
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society Journal

Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society Journal

A step at a time he moved the commonwealth's courts closer to his ideals: a better quality of justice. ... With the expert assistance of retired Justice Ammi Cutter, Chief Justice Tauro led the Supreme Judicial Court to establish the ...

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ISBN: OSU:32437010618581

Category: Justice, Administration of

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Categories: Justice, Administration of

The Justices of the United States Supreme Court 1789 1969

The Justices of the United States Supreme Court  1789 1969

Indeed, William Cushing more than most other Massachusetts judges was dependent upon his judicial office for his ... Scarcely a year after Cushing's appointment to the Superior Court the partisan controversy that was to lead to the ...

Author: Leon Friedman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835202178

Category: Judges

Page: 3373

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Categories: Judges

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

The chief justice of the United States Supreme Court describes the history, evolution, operations, and decision-making procedures of the Court, and examines the relationship of the Court to Congress and the President.

Author: William H. Rehnquist

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375708619

Category: History

Page: 302

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The chief justice of the United States Supreme Court describes the history, evolution, operations, and decision-making procedures of the Court, and examines the relationship of the Court to Congress and the President.
Categories: History

Standing in a Supreme Court Justice s Shoes

Standing in a Supreme Court Justice s Shoes

This is the court chamber in which the Supreme Court justices hear their cases daily. AFTERNOON At noon, the justices have a break for a one-hour lunch. Justices may eat with their clerks to go over the case and other business.

Author: Caitie McAneney

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502604651

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Supreme court justices head the judicial branch of the US government. What does that mean? Find out in A Day in a Supreme Court Justice’s Shoes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States

Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1916-1975 [i.e. 1916- ] United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

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ISBN: MINN:31951D010802528

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Standing in a Supreme Court Justice s Shoes

Standing in a Supreme Court Justice s Shoes

Supreme court justices head the judicial branch of the US government. What does that mean? Find out in A Day in a Supreme Court Justice_s Shoes.

Author: Caitie McAneney

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502604637

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Supreme court justices head the judicial branch of the US government. What does that mean? Find out in A Day in a Supreme Court Justice’s Shoes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court, Stephen Keyes Williams. to commit and punish for contempt tending to obstruct or degrade the administration of justice is inherent in courts of chancery and other superior courts, as essential to the execution of their ...

Author: United States. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060127458

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc