Judging gender : difference and dissent at the Supreme Court of Canada

Authors: Belleau, Marie-Claire; Johnson, Rebecca
Abstract: Over 25 years ago, Justice Bertha Wilson asked “Will women judges really make a difference?” Taking up her question, we consider the place of difference in gender and judging. Our focus is on those ‘differences of opinion’ between judges that take the form of written and published judicial dissent. We present and interrogate recent statistics about practices of dissent on the Supreme Court of Canada in relation to gender. The statistics are provocative, but do not provide straightforward answers about gender and judging. They do, however, pose new questions, and suggest the importance of better theorizing and exploring the space of dissent.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 10 November 2008
Open Access Date: 2 November 2017
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15744
This document was published in: International Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 15 (1-2), 57–71 (2008)
https://doi.org/10.1080/09695950802439700
Carfax Pub. Co.
Alternative version: 10.1080/09695950802439700
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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