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Tournament of Appeals

Granting Judicial Review in Canada

Tournament of Appeals investigates the leave to appeal process in Canada and explores how and why certain cases “win” a place on the Court’s agenda and others do not. Drawing from systematically collected information on the process, applications, and lawyers that has never before been used in studies of Canada’s Supreme Court, Flemming offers both a qualitatively and quantitatively-based explanation of how Canada’s justices grant judicial review.

144 pages

Law and Society

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables

Preface and Acknowledgments

1 Judicial Review and Agenda Setting: American Accounts and the Canadian Setting

2 Tournaments and Stratification of Canada’s Supreme Court Bar

3 Litigants, Lawyers, and the Tournament of Appeals

4 Tournament Rules and the Consequences of Institutional Choices

5 The Court Game: Strategy and Consensus among the Tournament’s Judges

6 Conclusion: Canadian Variations of American Themes




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