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  1. Judicial Independence: Established Principles and Current Issues Judicial Administration in Canada GS/Law 6710 6.0 September 22, 2008

  2. Topics Tonight • Peter McCormick, “New Questions about and Old Concept: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Judicial Independence Decisions.” (JudyVerbeeten) • McCormick, ch 4. (Guy Brownlee) • Millar and Baar, ch. 3. • Hamilton, Number 78, The Federalist Papers. (Rob Stokes) • “Brutus,” Essay XV, from The Anti-Federalist Papers. (Pam Hillen) • Newspaper articles: Kirk Makin, “Judicial panel finds Matlow guilty of misconduct,” The Globe and Mail, May 30, 2008, p. A7,James Rusk, “A shame to remove judge, lawyer says,” The Globe and Mail, Jan. 11, 2008, p. A11, Tim Naumetz, “Ottawa criticized for using tax records in judges’ salary talks,” The Globe and Mail, June 23, 2008, p. A6 (Diane Therrien) • Suggested Readings: • Baar, “The Emergence of the Judiciary as an Institution” (1999). • McCormick, Ch. 8. (This chapter on judicial independence was written ten years prior to the required article by McCormick above.) • Martin L. Friedland, A Place Apart: Judicial Independence and Accountability in Canada (Ottawa: Canadian Judicial Council, 1995)