BAC Talk: Just Enough Irreverence? Considering Public Support for Canadian Courts
September 22, 2023 (12:30 pm)
Location: BAC 401
Just Enough Irreverence? Considering Public Support for Canadian Courts
The power and legitimacy of the judicial branch is premised on the public's reverence for its courts and judges. Citizens are socialized to respect the rule of law and the government institutions that enforce it. As part of this discourse of reverence, the judicial branch is often placed above politics.
Courts, however, are inherently political and their actions should not be immune to criticism.
In this BAC Talk, Dr. Erin Crandall will consider what causes the public to lose reverence for courts and the possible consequences this may have for Canadian democracy.
COFFEE, TEA, AND LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE SERVED!
Made possible by the generous support of the Harrison
McCain Foundation, the Faculty of Arts, and the Office of
Research and Graduate Studies.
For more information or questions, contact Kait Pinder or Julia Rombough.