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Assessing Judicial Empowerment

Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1020, USA
Received: 16 February 2018 / Revised: 28 March 2018 / Accepted: 10 April 2018 / Published: 16 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intersection between Law, Politics and Public Policy)
Drawing on an ongoing international data collection effort, this paper examines the free expression jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada and the European Court of Human Rights in an effort to assess the political beneficiaries of judicial empowerment. Free expression is a universally recognized fundamental right, and it is a right that is regularly invoked in court by a rich diversity of political actors. As such, free speech law provides an illuminating window onto how constitutional courts respond to similar claims from differently situated claimants. This paper compares the response by two influential courts to free expression claims filed by for-profit businesses and by labor advocates. View Full-Text
Keywords: judicial empowerment; judicialization; free speech; freedom of speech; free expression; freedom of expression; Supreme Court of Canada; European Court of Human Rights judicial empowerment; judicialization; free speech; freedom of speech; free expression; freedom of expression; Supreme Court of Canada; European Court of Human Rights
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Keck, T.M. Assessing Judicial Empowerment. Laws 2018, 7, 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws7020014

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