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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1119
Professor
N.Walsh
Semester
Winter

Description
Court Party o Not a formal group o Refers to litigants who appear consistently before the courts to achieve policy objectives that elected officials have rejected o Groups use ‘intervener’ status to gain standing in front of courts o It is claimed that the court party helped shift Charter interpretations from negative rights (protection against government) to positive rights (forced government action) Who is the Court Party? o National Unity advocates o Civil libertarians o Equality seekers o Social Engineers
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