New Publication “Govt Responses to Constitutional Litigation”

Tweet So, here’s a short article that has been published in Constitutional Forum. I originally wrote it for a 2016  symposium, organized by the University of Toronto Asper Centre, that asked participants to strategize about the future of Charter litigation following 10 years of Conservative federal policy and in the early days of a Trudeau ministry.  My paper was ...

New Publication: “Nothing to Lose But Our Chains”

Tweet Glad to share a new publication.  This one’s a book review, a fairly uncommon format for me (too many scars from grade school!).  I accepted an invitation from Osgoode Hall LJ to review Louis M. Seidman’s On Constitutional Disobedience.  As you’ll see, it was a fun – if ultimately unpersuasive – read. Link  

The Shadow of Absurdity and the Challenge of Easy Cases: New article in SCLR

The Shadow of Absurdity and the Challenge of Easy Cases: New article in SCLR
Tweet So pleased that my paper on “L’affaire Nadon” is finally out! You may recall from previous posts that this incident involved an unprecedented ruling, the 2014 Supreme Court Act Reference, in which the Court advised 6-1 that Justice Marc Nadon was ineligible for appointment to one of the three seats on the Court reserved to Quebec. In the article, I discuss ...

“Pushing It” (Stephen Harper and the Courts)

Tweet My latest on Harper and the judiciary, co-authored with Michael Plaxton and appearing in the most recent edition of Policy Options Magazine. “After 10 years of Conservative appointments it is not at all clear that the courts — and certainly the Supreme Court of Canada — are in worse shape than they were when ...

Osgoode Constitutional Cases April 10, 2015

Tweet Alright, this is a bit of a cheat.  But it occurs to me that I haven’t posted a publication here in ages!  Just the nature of the beast: I have three pieces in the works.  One is a book review of Louis Seidman’s On Constitutional Disobedience  coming out in Osgoode Hall Law Journal.  The second is a ...

“Crowdsourcing Sexual Objectification”

Tweet My latest publication tackles the topic of revenge porn.  It was written as a response to the current debate in Canada over the creation of a new criminal offence: non-consensual distribution of intimate images.  The topic has gained even more prominence given recent events involving hacked photos of Hollywood celebrities.  I argue that non-consensual ...

We Robot: University of Miami 2014

Tweet Super excited to be going to the third annual robots conference in early April with my wonderful friend Ian Kerr.  We just submitted our paper, entitled “Chief Justice John Roberts is a Robot.” Yes, you read that right. Also very psyched that Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin is the paper’s discussant. Can’t wait to ...