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The most dangerous branch [electronic resource] : how the Supreme Court of Canada has undermined our law and our democracy / Robert Ivan Martin.

By: Martin, Robert, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 285 p.).ISBN: 0773526145 (bound); 9780773526143 (bound); 9780773571495 (electronic bk.); 0773571493 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Canada. Supreme Court | Political questions and judicial power -- Canada | Judicial review -- Canada | Canada. Cour supr�eme | Politique et pouvoir judiciaire -- Canada | Contr�ole juridictionnel des lois -- Canada | Supreme Court Canada | Constitutional courts -- Canada -- History | Constitutional history -- Canada | Political questions and judicial power -- Canada -- History | Judicial review -- Canada -- History | Electronic books | Supreme Court (VS) | Politieke activiteit | Kanada -- Supreme Court | Gesetzgebung | Demokratie | LAW / Civil Procedure | LAW / Legal Services | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial BranchGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Most dangerous branch.DDC classification: 347.71/035 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "In The Most Dangerous Branch Robert Martin argues that the Supreme Court has changed from acting on principles to acting on values, allowing it to impose personal preferences. Martin shows that the Court's judges have adopted an orthodoxy of moral relativism and identity politics that he likens to a secular state religion. This orthodoxy, in his view, denies the possibility of objectivity about human endeavour and regards social reality as "constructed." While purporting to be concerned with the plight of the oppressed, it is actually based on profound condescension. Martin believes that the "theocracy" that dominates the Supreme Court of Canada is subverting democracy and the rule of law."--BOOK JACKET.
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"In The Most Dangerous Branch Robert Martin argues that the Supreme Court has changed from acting on principles to acting on values, allowing it to impose personal preferences. Martin shows that the Court's judges have adopted an orthodoxy of moral relativism and identity politics that he likens to a secular state religion. This orthodoxy, in his view, denies the possibility of objectivity about human endeavour and regards social reality as "constructed." While purporting to be concerned with the plight of the oppressed, it is actually based on profound condescension. Martin believes that the "theocracy" that dominates the Supreme Court of Canada is subverting democracy and the rule of law."--BOOK JACKET.

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