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Sept. 27, 2012 (Judicial Power and the Constitution).pdf

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Political Studies
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POLS 303
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Joe Garcea

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Sept 27 2012 Judicial Power and the ConstitutionSeptember2712839 PMJudicial Power and the ConstitutionJudicial Division of PowersNo Supreme Court of Canada existed until 1896oAppeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council1875 Supreme Court Act and creates the Supreme Court of Canada appeals still to the JCPCS 96 are about the CourtsS 101 Courts Parliaments is given legislative authority to provide for the creation for a general court of appealJudges can be immune from the normal legal consequences of their actions otaken while performing their judicial functionRule of Law and Judicial Independence S 96100Judges must be autonomous and independent of the other branches of ogovernmentTenureFinancial independenceAdministrationJudges cant be sued for their decisionsoWhy are courts importantThe courts are the gatekeepers of the constitution How they rule has oimportant implications for rights freedoms of Canadian citizensThe courts also have the essential job of defining the political division of opowers in the country which have important legal economic and social implicationsThe institutional configuration of the courts is essential
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