Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Spencer

  • Constitutional Dialogue v2.0? Contentious Government Responses to the Supreme Court of Canada

    —Jonathon Penney, Dalhousie University and University of Oxford Constitutional “dialogue” used to be the fashion in Canadian legal circles. From the late 1990s  to mid-to-late 2000s, legal scholars engaged in contentious debates on the topic and the Supreme Court of Canada itself invoked the metaphor in a series of judgments to describe, and theorize, the relationship between the Court and legislatures in constitutional adjudication.