Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Category: House of Lords

  • On this Day in the History of Comparative Constitutional Law

    On this day, we remember the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada: Bertha Wilson, born on September 18, 1923, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.  Justice Wilson was a comparativist. In two of the most controversial judgments issued during her tenure, she looked to American constitutional law and the American constitutional tradition to help her resolve a question of Canadian constitutional law.