Checks and Balances in Constitutional Interpretation – Perspectives from a Recently Retired Supreme Court Justice
Guest speaker: The Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein, Supreme Court of Canada
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Room 241, Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan
In his lecture, Justice Marshall Rothstein will discuss the charge and the implications of these approaches to adjudication and why they should concern everyone, as they risk tarnishing the legitimacy of the judiciary and opening the door to further judicial activism. This presentation will explore the recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions in Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia and Saskatchewan Federation of Labour as examples of constitutional analysis, and compare them to the U.S. Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, an expansive interpretation of the right to bear arms, to examine what common features these decisions hold, and how they may manifest on both sides of the traditional rightleft divide.
This event is free and open to the public.