POLS 3135 Lecture 1 2008

POLS 3135 Lecture 1 2008 - Public Law I September 5, 2008...

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Public Law I September 5, 2008 Important Announcements ± Main text book: Russell, Knopff, Bateman & Hiebert, The Courts and the Constitution: Leading Cases (in bookstore). { Recommended: Hogg’s Constitutional Law of Canada (quite expensive, but useful), and a writer’s guide (eg. Joanne Buckley, Fit To Print, or Scott and Garrison, The Political Science Student Writer's Manual, latest edition ( details on the Political Science web page: www.arts.yorku.ca/politics ) ± Academic Honesty: Academic Integrity Tutorial: { http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity/
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What is law? ± Is law a set of rules intended to govern behaviour? ± What makes law legitimate in a democracy? ± Can you understand law from a purely linguistic perspective? ± What role is played by { Judicial discretion? { Discretion of lawyers? { Interpretation by public servants and elected politicians? { Interpretation by ordinary citizens?
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Schools of jurisprudence ± Judicial positivism (John Austin, A.V. Dicey,
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course POLS 3136 taught by Professor Bazowski during the Winter '10 term at York University.

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POLS 3135 Lecture 1 2008 - Public Law I September 5, 2008...

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