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Great Australian Dissents
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew Lynch
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-08 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

When judges disagree, those in the minority write a dissenting opinion. This book considers the great dissents in Australian law. Their worth may derive from numerous factors, including their rhetorical force as a piece of legal reasoning or emotive power as a judicial lament for the 'error' into which the
Great Australian Dissents
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Andrew Lynch
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-08 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book identifies, analyses and celebrates the significant and influential dissenting judicial opinions in Australian legal history.
The Brilliant Boy
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Gideon Haigh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-07 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In a quiet Sydney street in 1937, a seven year-old immigrant boy drowned in a ditch that had filled with rain after being left unfenced by council workers. How the law should deal with the trauma of the family’s loss was one of the most complex and controversial cases to
The Intricacies of Dicta and Dissent
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Neil Duxbury
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-12 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Common-law judgments tend to be more than merely judgments, for judges often make pronouncements that they need not have made had they kept strictly to the task in hand. Why do they do this? The Intricacies of Dicta and Dissent examines two such types of pronouncement, obiter dicta and dissenting
Values in the Supreme Court
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book examines the significance of values in Supreme Court decision making. Drawing on theories and techniques from psychology, it focuses on the content analysis of judgments and uses a novel methodology to reveal the values that underpin decision making. The book centres on cases which divide judicial opinion: Dworkin's