Sonia: So, do you think that this case sets up a new approach to section 15 (again)? What’ significant about the way that the section 15 analyses are carried out, compared to previous cases and the divergent decisions in this case? What about the approach to the “line” between section 15 and section 1?
BR: I see Quebec v A as the third installment of the Court’s efforts to revise its own recent jurisprudence to reduce the burdens on equality claimants. In Kapp, the Court jettisoned the human dignity test from Law. In Withler, it rejected the mirror comparator group requirement put More >
Here’s a bit of Monday good news
As with any career, there are always important lessons to learn along the way, and Koshan’s best mistake happened when she first began teaching. “I used to keep my opinions very close to my chest,” she said. “But after two or three years of teaching, a group of students encouraged me to be more vocal about my own views, and that’s what I’ve done since. It was a mistake to bury my enthusiasm for social justice, More >
DV, Restraining Orders & State Responsibilities: Caroline Bettinger López on Gonzalez (Lenahan) v US
New in the Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y & L. 208 (2012) is Caroline Bettinger-Lopez’s keynote address from the Journal’s 2012 Symposium on Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America: Domesticating International Law.
Bettinger-Lopez of the University of Miami Faculty of Law spoke about Implementation, Litigation, and Mobilization Strategies in relation to the case, and the article begins with an introduction to the case and the domestic litigation. The article is available here on heinOnline (not open source). Also on SSRN, which is open source, here.
We’re excited to introduce the first IFLS roundtable, designed to make a space for legal scholars to have important & timely conversations without the formality of peer review, yet still allow them more control over content than direct engagement with traditional media often does. Hope you enjoy it!
When the decision in Eric v Lola, properly known as Quebec (Attorney General) v. A, 2013 SCC 5 came out January 25, 2013, it gave all those interested in family law, equality law, the Supreme Court of Canada, and even lifestyles of the rich and famous something to dive into. “A” had challenged More >
Friday June 14 2013 930AM to 430PM Osgoode Hall Law School IKB 1014 with Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Author of Law’s Slow Violence & the Environmentalism of the Poor, HUP 2012 and a lineup of interesting thinkers from Osgoode and beyond.
The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of “slow violence” to describe these threats, Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the attritional lethality of many environmental crises, in More >