Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States

Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States

by Stephen L. Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791459373

ISBN-13: 9780791459379

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.

The Canadian constitutional reforms of 1982, which included a Charter of Rights and Freedoms analogous to the American Bill of Rights, brought about a convergence with American constitutional law. As in the U.S., Canadian courts have shown themselves highly

Overview

Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.

The Canadian constitutional reforms of 1982, which included a Charter of Rights and Freedoms analogous to the American Bill of Rights, brought about a convergence with American constitutional law. As in the U.S., Canadian courts have shown themselves highly protective of individual rights, and they have not been shy about assuming a leading and sometimes controversial political role in striking down legislation. In clear and easy-to-understand language, the contributors not only chart, but also explore, the reasons for areas of similarity and difference in the constitutional politics of Canada and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791459379
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
SUNY series in American Constitutionalism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Stephen L. Newman

1. Can the Canadians be a Sovereign People? The Question Re-visited
Peter H. Russell

2. Constitutional Interpretation from Two Perspectives: Canada and the United States
Sheldon D. Pollack

3. Constitutional Rights Jurisprudence in Canada and the United States: Significant Convergence or Enduring Divergence?
Ran Hirschl

4. The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Winnipeg: American Influence on "Rights Talk" in Canada, 1968-71
Rob Vipond

5. The Politics of Comparative Constitutional Law: Implications for Theories of Justice
Ronalda Murphy

6. "I Know It When I See It": Pornography and Constitutional Vision in Canada and the United States
Samuel V. LaSelva

7. American and Canadian Perspectives on Hate Speech and the Limits of Free Expression
Stephen L. Newman

8. Affirmative Action as a Way to Overcome Disadvantage: Inspiration from Canadian Law
Sandra Clancy

9. Do the "Haves" Still Come Out Ahead in Canada?
Ian Brodie and F. L. Morton

10. For the Love of Justice? Judicial Review in Canada and the United States
Raymond Bazowski

11. Constitutional Amendment in Canada and the United States
Ian Greene

Contributors

Index

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