Benjamin L. Berger

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Associate Professor

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Law's Religion: Rendering Culture

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Law, Religion, Canada, Culture

2.

The Cultural Limits of Legal Tolerance

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Sep 2008
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Religion, Pluralism, Multiculturalism, Tolerance, Canada

3.

Mental Disorder and the Instability of Blame in Criminal Law

RETHINKING CRIMINAL LAW THEORY: NEW CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF DOMESTIC, TRANSNATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, pp. 117-139, Hart Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Jul 2011
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Mental Disorder, Criminal Law, Legal Theory, Blame, Responsibility, Canada

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Section 1, Constitutional Reasoning, and Cultural Difference: Assessing the Impacts of Alberta v. Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony

Supreme Court Law Review (2D), Vol. 51, pp. 25-46, 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2011
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Religion, Constitutional Law, Canada, Hutterite, Justification, Freedom of Religion, Section 1

5.

Moral Judgment, Criminal Law and the Constitutional Protection of Religion

Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2008, THE CHARTER AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER, Jamie Cameron, James Stribopoulos, eds., Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Feb 2008
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Criminal Law, Religion, Freedom of Religion, Constitutional Law, Canada

6.

Polygamy and the Predicament of Contemporary Criminal Law

Gillian Calder and Lori Beaman, eds. Polygamy's Wrongs? The Social Family in the Culture of Rights, Forthcoming, Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 36/2012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2012
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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7.

On the Book of Job, Justice, and the Precariousness of the Criminal Law

Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Jan 2006
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Criminal Law, Legal Theory, Hebrew Bible, Humanities

8.

Religious Diversity, Education, and the 'Crisis' in State Neutrality

Berger, B. (2014). Religious diversity, education, and the “crisis” in state neutrality. Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 29(1), 103-122., Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 62/2014,
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2015
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Religion, Education, Law, Arendt, Neutrality, Toleration

9.

The Rule in Hodge's Case: Rumours of its Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 84, No. 47, 2005
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Feb 2005
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Evidence, Canada, Epistemology

10.

The Abiding Presence of Conscience: Criminal Justice Against the Law and the Modern Constitutional Imagination

University of Toronto Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 4, 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2014
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Legal Theory, Exception, Canada, Nullification, Discretion

11.

The Aesthetics of Religious Freedom

Varieties of Religious Establishment, Winnifred Sullivan and Lori Beaman, eds., Ashgate, Forthcoming, Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 33/2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2012
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Religion, Religious Freedom, Establishment, Aesthetics

12.

Belonging to Law: Religious Difference, Secularism, and the Conditions of Civic Inclusion

Social & Legal Studies (2014, Forthcoming), Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16/2014
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Civic Belonging, Law, Religion, Secularism, Religious Freedom, Islam

13.

White Fire: Structural Indeterminacy, Constitutional Design, and the Constitution Behind the Text

Journal of Comparative Law, 2008
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Dec 2007
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Unwritten Constitutionalism, Canada, United States, Constitutional Theory, Constitutional Design, Conventions, Norms

14.

Our Evolving Judicature: Security Certificates, Detention Review, and the Federal Court

University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 101-137, 2006
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Apr 2006
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Federal Court, Terrorism, Canada, Constitutional Law, Habeas Corpus

15.

The Virtues of Law in the Politics of Religious Freedom

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2014, Forthcoming, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15/2014
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2014
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Religious Freedom, Politics, Incompletely Theorized Agreements, Modesty, Canada, Israel

16.

Constitutional Principles in Substantive Criminal Law

Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law, Markus Dubber and Tatjana Hoernle, eds., 2014, Forthcoming, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19/2014
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Mar 2014
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Sovereignty, Proportionality, Mercy, Legal Subject, Fault, Punishment; Defences

17.

A More Lasting Comfort? The Politics of Minimum Sentences, the Rule of Law, and R. v. Ferguson

Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 1-25, 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Oct 2009
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Minimum Sentences, Punishment, Exceptions, Constitutional Law, Canada

18.

Poetry, Mercy, and the Phenomenology of Justice

Forthcoming in Ehud Ben Zvi, Claudia V. Camp, David M. Gunn and Aaron W. Hughes, eds., Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play: Studies in Biblical Poetry and Prophecy in Honour of Francis Landy (London: T & T Clark, 2014)., Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 34/2014
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Phenomenology, Justice, Mercy, Law, Book of Jonah, Literary Interpretation

19.

Children of Two Logics: A Way into Canadian Constitutional Culture

International Journal of Constitutional Law 11 (2): 319-338, 2013, Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 32/2013
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2013
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

constitutional, Canadian, culture

20.

Sentencing and the Salience of Pain and Hope

Supreme Court Law Review (2d), Forthcoming, in Dwight Newman & Malcolm Thorburn, eds, The Dignity of Law: The Legacy of Justice Louis LeBel (Markham, ON: LexisNexis, 2015 Forthcoming), Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17/2015
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 May 2015 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Punishment, sentencing, pain, hope, phenomenology, proportionality

21.

A Due Measure of Fear in Criminal Judgment

Supreme Court Law Review, 2008
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Jun 2008
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Criminal Law, Judicial Biography, Canada, Judgment

22.

A Choice Among Values: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on the Defence of Necessity

39:4 Alberta Law Review 848-63, 2002
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2013
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

necessity, defence, law, criminal law, supreme court, canada

23.

Patterning Rights Constitutionalism: Thirty Years With the Charter

50 Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Benjamin L. Berger and Jamie Cameron
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

rights, charter, constitution, freedoms, Canada

24.

Wrestling with Punishment: The Role of the BC Court of Appeal in the Law of Sentencing

British Columbia Studies, No. 162, p. 25, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Gerry Ferguson and Benjamin L. Berger
affiliation not provided to SSRN and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

Sentencing, Retribution, British Columbia, Court of Appeal

25.

Using the Charter to Cure Health Care: Panacea or Placebo?

8:1 Review of Constitutional Studies 20-41, 2003
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2013
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

charter, cure, health care, social concern

26.

Emotions and the Veil of Voluntarism: The Loss of Judgment in Canadian Criminal Defences

McGill Law Journal, Vol. 31, p. 3, 2006
Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Abstract:

Criminal Law, Legal Theory, Defences, Emotion, Duress, Canada

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Criminal Appeals as Jury Control: An Anglo-Canadian Historical Perspective on the Rise of Criminal Appeals

Canadian Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Dec 2004
Benjamin L. Berger
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Abstract:

Canada, Legal History, Jury, Criminal Law