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Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1994-95 Term
Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 81-156
  • David Schneiderman, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
  • Hester Lessard, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
  • Bruce Ryder, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Margot Young, University of British Columbia
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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.


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Schneiderman, David et al. "Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1994-95 Term." Supreme Court Law Review. 7 (1996): 81-156.