Unit 1 – Heritage of Law Chapter 2 – Sources and Categories of Law. Primary Sources of Law. Agenda. 1. Primary Sources of Law lesson 2. Take-up Brandeis Brief/Court (1908), p.81 & do ?’s 1-3 on page 81
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Primary Sources of Law
Influence of Social and Political Philosophy
One cartoon, in Montreal’s fiscally conservative but otherwise left-leaning La Presse, showed Dumont dressed up as an ultra-orthodox Jew, sporting sidecurls and a broad-brimmed fur hat, with a sinister and crazed expression on his face. “Next week, I’ll be courted by nude cyclists…” he says. No matter that Quebec’s Jews are mostly secular and bilingual, or that the ultra-orthodox make up a minuscule minority of Quebec Jewry – less than 5%. The same paper’s page one headline, “Dumont courtise par la communaute juive,” was included inside the cartoon. The fact that Dumont’s having met with Jewish fundraisers earned it front page coverage speaks volumes, as does use of the word “courtise,” or “courted.” Dumont, it seems, was being seduced by those who would lead him down the primrose path.
Is Anti-Semitism Dead?
Custom – a long established way of doing something, that over time, has acquired the force of law (original Sunday shopping ban)
Convention – a way of doing something that has been accepted for so long that it amounts to an unwritten rule (ex. Governor General is Canadian)
Core of laws – 10 commandments, forbade:
Christianity – as taught by Jesus, contained the 10 commandments and many other aspects of Jewish Law
Religion came to Canada along with
Christian missionaries and colonists in the 16th and 17th century
Other countries have laws that reflect their religious heritage
Examples? Qur’an, Hinduism, Shintoism
Canada’s laws also reflect the influence of moral philosophy or ethics
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