Michael Plaxton

College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Professor

15 Campus Dr

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N5A6

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (35)

Purposive Interpretation, Quebec, and the Supreme Court Act

(2013) 22:3 Constitutional Forum 15-26
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2013
Michael Plaxton and Carissima Mathen
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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statutory interpretation, Nadon, Binnie, Supreme Court of Canada, purposive interpretation

Purposive Interpretation, Quebec, and the Supreme Court Act

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2013-01
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Michael Plaxton and Carissima Mathen
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 91 (525,300)

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Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, judicial appointments, fair reflection of society, Justice Marc Nadon

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First Impressions of Bill C-36 in Light of Bedford

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 625 (80,637)

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prostitution, Bill C-36, Bedford, constitutional law, criminal law, sex work, sexual objectification, gross disproportionality, section 7

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Privacy, Voyeurism, and Statutory Interpretation

Criminal Law Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2018
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 385 (144,595)

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statutory interpretation, privacy, voyeurism, absurdity, restraint, criminal law, purposive interpretation, extrinsic evidence, parliamentary intent

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HIV, Consent and Criminal Wrongs

Criminal Law Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 4, p. 464, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2013
Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton
affiliation not provided to SSRN and College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 365 (153,408)

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criminal law, sexual assault, HIV-AIDS, consent

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What's Right with Section 33.1

(2021) Canadian Criminal Law Review (Forthcoming), Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2021-06
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2024
Michael Plaxton and Carissima Mathen
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 305 (185,871)

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intoxication; Daviault; section 33.1; transferred fault; unintended consequences; voluntariness; criminal law

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Legal Education, Religious and Secular: TWU and Beyond

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2014-06
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2014
Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton
affiliation not provided to SSRN and College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 292 (194,621)
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legal education, regulation of the legal profession, freedom of religion, diversity

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The Caretaker Convention and Supreme Court Appointments

(2016) 72 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 449 (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2015
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 290 (196,018)

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conventions, caretaker convention, elections, Supreme Court of Canada, appointments, constitutional law

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Objective Fault, Strict Liability, and Javanmardi

(2020) Canadian Criminal Law Review (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 236 (240,806)

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Javanmardi, unlawful act manslaughter, strict liability, fault, regulatory offences, public welfare offences, criminal law, statutory interpretation

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Nussbaum on Sexual Instrumentalization

Criminal Law and Philosophy, 2014, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2014
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 221 (256,323)

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Martha Nussbaum, John Gardner, Stephen Shute, rape, prostitution, consent, objectification, instrumentalization

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Prisoner Disenfranchisement: Four Judicial Approaches

Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 28, No. 1, p. 101, 2010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Michael Plaxton and Heather Lardy
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and University of Aberdeen
Downloads 206 (273,605)
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Right to vote, disenfranchisement, comparativism, judicial review, constitutionalism

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Implied Consent & Sexual Assault: Introduction

Introductory Excerpt from Implied Consent and Sexual Assault: Sexual Autonomy, Intimate Relationships, and Voice (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015) (Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Dec 2015
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 204 (276,039)

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Sexual assault, consent, criminal law, criminal law theory, philosophy, Canadian law, statutory interpretation, feminist legal theory, autonomy, agency

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Legal Education, TWU, and the Looking Glass

(2016) 75 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 223, Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2016-46
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2016
Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton
affiliation not provided to SSRN and College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 203 (277,257)

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legal education, Trinity Western University, law schools, diversity, critical thinking, pedagogy, professionalism, law

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The Challenge of the Bad Man

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, 451
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 May 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 176 (315,080)
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Hart, normativity, Holmes, overcriminalization, fair labeling, criminal law

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The CBA Report on Bill C-13: Looking Beyond 'Cyberbullying'

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Jun 2014
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 170 (324,765)

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Canadian criminal law, revenge porn, non-consensual distribution of intimate images, cyberbullying, fair labelling, voyeurism, interpretation

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Foreseeing the Consequences of Purcell

(2008) Scots Law Times (News) 21-25
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 159 (343,822)

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Homicide, recklessness

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R. v. Ryan: Leaving Battered Women to the 'Justification' of Self-Defence?

(2013) 98 Criminal Reports (6th) 258.
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Oct 2013
Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton
affiliation not provided to SSRN and College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 131 (401,729)

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Duress, self-defense, battered woman's syndrome.

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Foucault, Agamben, and Arbour J.'s Dissent in Gosselin

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Foucault, Agamben, constitutional law, rights.

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Privacy, Voyeurism, and Statutory Interpretation: Reading Jarvis

(2020) Criminal Law Quarterly (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2020
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 122 (423,814)
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Criminal law, statutory interpretation, ordinary meaning, plain meaning, extrinsic evidence, Hansard, legislation, statutes, Criminal Code

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Police Powers after Dicey

(2012) 38:1 Queen's Law Journal 99
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 106 (470,244)

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criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative law, Dicey, policing

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Reflections on Waldron's Archetypes

Law and Philosophy, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2012
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 93 (513,553)

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Waldron, Dworkin, torture memos, legal reasoning

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John Gardner's Transatlantic Shadow

Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2015
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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John Gardner, criminal law, justifications, police powers, mental disorder, defenses

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The Presumption of Restraint and Implicit Law

McGill Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2021
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Criminal Law, Statutory Interpretation, Lon Fuller, Implicit Law, Presumption of Restraint, Common Law Constitutionalism, Customary Law, Strict Construction

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The Neutrality Thesis and the Rothstein Hearing

(2007) 58 University of New Brunswick Law Review 92
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2014
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Supreme Court of Canada, judges, judicial appointments, Ronald Dworkin, Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas

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Offence Definitions, Conclusive Presumptions, and Slot Machines

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 48, p.145, 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2012
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 60 (657,086)

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Evidence law, presumptions, Dan-Cohen, Hart

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Limiting Instructions and Similar Facts

(2009) 63 Criminal Reports (6th) 12-23
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Jun 2014
Michael Plaxton and Glen E Luther
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and University of Saskatchewan - College of Law
Downloads 54 (690,419)

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criminal law, evidence, similar fact evidence, motive, disposition, jury instructions

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Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2010-2011 Term

(2011) 55 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 47
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton
affiliation not provided to SSRN and College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Arguments of Virtue and Constitutional Criminal Procedure

(2008) 58 University of Toronto Law Journal 355.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Jul 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 44 (753,789)

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Ronald Dworkin, constitutional law, criminal procedure, principles, policies

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What Butler Did

Berger and Stribopoulos, eds., Unsettled Legacy: Thirty Years of Criminal Justice under the Charter, LexisNexis, 2012, (2012) 57 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 317.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 40 (782,336)

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Objectification, Sexual Assault, Obscenity, Public Indecency, Criminal Law

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In Search of Prophylactic Rules

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1, 127
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Jun 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 39 (789,572)

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Constitutional law, dialogue theory, Charter of Rights

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Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2009-2010 Term

(2010) 52 Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 65
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Michael Plaxton and Carissima Mathen
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Irruptions of Motive in the War on Terror

(2007) 11 Canadian Criminal Law Review 177
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2014
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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motive, intent, criminal law, terrorism

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The Not-Wrongness of Singh

(2009) 42 University of British Columbia Law Review 175
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Jun 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Downloads 33 (836,385)

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Criminal procedure, right to silence, confessions rule

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Public Hostility

Literary Review of Canada (January/February 2013)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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constitutional law, free speech, group libel, Waldron, MacKinnon, obscenity, assurance, harm

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Dissolving the Boundaries between Habit and Disposition

(2011) 85 Criminal Reports (6th) 237.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Feb 2014
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Character, Evidence law, Habit, Disposition, Wigmore

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Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2006-2007 Term

Supreme Court Law Review Vol. 30 (2007)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 15 May 2013
Carissima Mathen and Michael Plaxton
affiliation not provided to SSRN and College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 67
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Book Review of Thom Brooks, Punishment (Routledge, 2012)

(2016) 13 Journal of Moral Philosophy 755-8.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 17 Dec 2016
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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Punishment, criminal law, Hegel, Thom Brooks, Alan Brudner, retributivism, utilitarianism, restorative justice, rehabilitation

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Brief on Bill C-337: Judicial Accountability Through Sexual Assault Training Act

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2017
Michael Plaxton
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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trial judges, reasons, sexual assault, appellate review, accountability