3136_ESSAY_asg_Winter_2008 - various parts of the decision...

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Grade-Raising Assignment for Public Law II Midterm Test For students who received a grade lower than 60% in their midterm exam, the following grade-raising assignment is available. Only students who earned less than 60% can do this assignment. The nominal value of the assignment is 5%. However, the most you can earn by doing this assignment is 60% . The assignment can be handed in anytime up until the day of the final exam. The assignment requires you to describe in your own words the issues and outcome of the following Supreme Court of Canada case: R. v. Ferguson , 2008 SCC 6. The case can be accessed at: http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2008/2008scc6/2008scc6.html Your case summary should be no longer than three typewritten pages (double-spaced) . The summary must be written in your own words—that is, you cannot simply cut and paste
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Unformatted text preview: various parts of the decision into your summary. Everything must be described in your own words. Your summary at a minimum must include the following information: 1. The parties involved in the case. 2. Any interveners? 3. The circumstances that led to the case in the first place. 4. Did the full court hear the case? Was the decision per curiam? 5. The constitutional issues. 6. The initial outcome of the legal proceedings. 7. The outcome of the case at the provincial court of appeal. 8. The outcome of the case at the Supreme Court. 9. The Supreme Court’s reasoning (ratio decidendi). 10. What is meant by the principle of the “rule of law” and how did this principle figure in the court’s reasoning in this case?...
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