Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inside the Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie shares this insight on how the courtroom looks from the "other" side of the bench:
“The argument takes place and everybody gets engaged and worked up and there are questions and debates and controversy; then, the case concludes,” he said. “There is this great shifting of the load. The lawyers walk out free as a bird – they have done their thing. As far as they are concerned, the thing is in the can and they can go off for a slap-up lunch. But the judges drag themselves out of court, carrying this huge burden of how they are going to decide the case.”
See Kirk Makin's A rare look at the inner-workings of the Supreme Court of Canada from the Globe and Mail.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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