Legal History

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No Place for the State

The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill

UBC Press

No Place for the State is an incisive study that offers complex and often contrasting perspectives on the Trudeau government’s 1969 Omnibus Bill and its impact on sexual and moral politics in Canada.

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From Wardship to Rights

The Guerin Case and Aboriginal Law

UBC Press

This thoughtful and engaging examination of the Guerin case shows how it changed the relationship between governments and Indigenous peoples from one of wardship to one based on legal rights.

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Faith or Fraud

Fortune-Telling, Spirituality, and the Law

UBC Press

Faith or Fraud? Fortune-Telling, Individual Spirituality, and the Law answers an emerging controversy: Should the law’s understanding of religion include the “spiritual but not religious”?

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By the Court

Anonymous Judgments at the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

By the Court is the first major study of unanimous and anonymous legal decisions: the unique “By the Court” format used by the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Flawed Precedent

The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title

UBC Press

This illuminating account of the St. Catherine’s case of the 1880s reveals the erroneous assumptions and racism inherent in judgments that would define the nature and character of Aboriginal title in Canadian law and policy for almost a century.

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Four Unruly Women

Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada’s Most Notorious Prison

UBC Press

Filled with stories of pain, regret, and resistance, this chilling account of how four women survived their time at Kingston Penitentiary stands as an indictment of the idea that prisons and punishment are society’s answer to crime.

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