Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1994-95 Term

Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 81-156, 1996

39 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2008

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David Schneiderman

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Hester Lessard

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law

Bruce Ryder

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Margot E. Young

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July, 17 2008

Abstract

This essay explores the apparent triumph of the individual of classical liberalism in Supreme Court decision making. Our analysis examines the particular way in which this political imagery of the individual interacts with judicial assumptions about important social institutions: the family, religion, media, and the state. What is revealed is the judicial adoption of an intricate social and political map in which abstract individualism combines with, and often masks, traditional, conservative images of social order and moral choice.

Suggested Citation

Schneiderman, David and Lessard, Hester and Ryder, Bruce and Young, Margot E., Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1994-95 Term (July, 17 2008). Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 81-156, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162293

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Bruce Ryder

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Margot E. Young

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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