Supreme Courts and the Common Law

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Colloquium: “The Supreme Court’s Dirty Little Secret: Originalism in Canadian Jurisprudence”

Dr. Leonid Sirota of the Aukland University of Technology (NZ) will visit Université de Montréal to discuss the role of originalism in the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence. Amongst the fundamental assumptions underlying the practice of Canadian constitutional interpretation is the belief that originalism – whether directed at the original intentions, expected applications, meaning or understanding – […] Read more

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Colloquium: Regulating the Platform Economy

September 28 Regulating the Platform Economy Professor Derek McKee Université de Sherbrooke Professor McKee will examine the legal and policy debates surrounding online peer-to-peer platforms for rentals and services, focusing on Airbnb and Uber. Although such platforms have contravened the law in many jurisdictions, they remain extremely popular and have called into question a great […] Read more

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Justice Antonin Scalia : sa vie, sa mort, son legs

Le décès soudain du juge américain Antonin Scalia suscite déjà de nombreuses réactions. Éminent juriste, qui s’est notamment démarqué par ses philosophies de « textualism » et de « originalism », son départ soulève une incertitude relative à l’état du droit dans plusieurs domaines, dont l’avortement, le contrôle des armes à feu, le financement politique et syndical, la discrimination positive et […] Read more