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The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1754-2004 : from imperial bastion to provincial oracle

Author: Philip Girard; Jim Phillips; Barry Cahill; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [2004] 2015. ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Prepared to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Nova Scotia's Supreme Court, this volume provides a wide-ranging history of the institution, Canada's oldest common law court. The thirteen essays include an account of the first meeting in 1754 of the court in Michaelmas Term; surveys of jurisprudence covering such topics as the court's early federalism cases, its use of American law, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Girard; Jim Phillips; Barry Cahill; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
ISBN: 9781442659834 1442659831
OCLC Number: 903968107
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 515 pages, [24] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: Introduction / Philip Girard and Jim Phillips --
Origins: the courts of Westminster Hall in the eighteenth century / Douglas Hay --
Colonial and Imperial contexts / Elizabeth Mancke --
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia: origins to Confederation / Barry Cahill and Jim Phillips --
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia: Confederation to the twenty-first century / Philip Girard --
A collective biography of the Supreme Court Judiciary of Nova Scotia, 1900-2000 / R. Blake Brown and Susan S. Jones --
Halifax homes of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court / Brian Cuthbertson --
Michaelmas Term, 1754: the Supreme Court's first session / James Muir and Jim Phillips --
Women as litigants before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1754-1830 / Julian Gwyn --
Her Majesty's Yankees: American authority in the Supreme Court of Victorian Nova Scotia, 1837-1901 / Bernard J. Hibbitts --
Instrumentalism and the Law of Injuries in nineteenth-century Nova Scotia / James Muir --
Confederation, adjudicative culture, and the Law of the Constitution: the late nineteenth-century persistence of local autonomy in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court / William Lahey --
'To err is human, to forgive Divine': the Labour Relations Board and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1947-1965 / R. Blake Brown --
Appendix: the records of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court / Jim Phillips and John Macleod.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Girard, Jim Phillips, and Barry Cahill.
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Editors Philip Girard, Jim Phillips, and Barry Cahill have put together the first complete history of any Canadian provincial superior court. All of the essays are original, and many offer new  Read more...

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