Judicial Review of Statutory Powers: Cases and Materials
Teaching, Judicial Review, Courts, Government, Citizens, Process, Procedures, Practices, Law School
This volume of cases and materials contains the teaching matter for the editors' basic courses in administrative law. As the title indicates we are here primarily concerned with "Judicial Review of Statutory Powers" because, in our view, through a study of this body of law students can gain an understanding of the important role of the courts in the relationship between the citizen and his government. Although many pages of the law reports are devoted to cases of judicial review, none of us doubts that John Willis was right when he said that as far as administrative law is concerned the "real law" is "what actually happens, viz. who, governmentally, does what to whom, where, how and why?" We agree that the pathology of the administrative process, which can be studied through the reported decisions of reviewing courts is not as signimifanct as the physiology of the administrative process: this is the procedures, practices, and substantive policies of ongoing public administration. That, however, does not settle the questions of what should be taught in a first or basic course in "Administrative Law" in a law school.
Innis Christie, Donald D Carter & David J Mullan, eds, Judicial Review of Statutory Powers: Cases and Materials (Kingston, ON: Queen's University, 1971).