Toronto, Ontario : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, 2004.
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Part 1: Introduction
2 Origins: The Courts of Westminster Hall in the Eighteenth Century
3 Colonial and Imperial Contexts
Part 2: Overviews
4 The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia: Origins to Confederation
5 The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia: Confederation to the Twenty-First Century
6 A Collective Biography of the Supreme Court Judiciary of Nova Scotia, 1900-2000
7 Halifax Homes of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court
Part 3: Case Studies
8 Michaelmas Term, 1754: The Supreme Court's First Session
9 Women as Litigants before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1754-1830
10 Her Majesty's Yankees: American Authority in the Supreme Court of Victorian Nova Scotia, 1837-1901
11 Instrumentalism and the Law of Injuries in Nineteenth-Century Nova Scotia
12 Confederation, Adjudicative Culture, and the Law of the Constitution: The Late Nineteenth-Century Persistence of Local Autonomy in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court
13 'To Err Is Human, to Forgive Divine': The Labour Relations Board and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1947-1965
APPENDIX: The Records of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court
"Prepared to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Nova Scotia's Supreme Court, this volume provides a wide-ranging history of the institution, Canada's oldest common law court. The thirteen essays include an account of the first meeting in 1754 of the court in Michaelmas Term; surveys of jurisprudence covering such topics as the court's early federalism cases, its use of American law, and attitudes to the administrative state; and chapters on the courts of Westminster Hall, on which the Supreme Court was modelled, and the various courthouses it has occupied. Comprehensive introductory chapters on the pre-confederation and modern periods provide a contextual framework for the volume."--Jacket.
Acknowledgments ixPreface to the 2008 Edition xiMap xviiPrologue 3The NWT Supreme Court and Its History 9Regina v. Kaotak, 1956 41Regina v. Angulalik, 1957 47Regina v. Kikkik, 1958 57Regina v. Pitseolak, .1959 77Regina v. Kogogolak, 1959 83Regina v. Ayalik, 1960 93Re Noah's Estate, 1961 101 .Re Katie's Adoption, 1961 109Regina v. Sikyea, 1962 117Regina v. Mingeriak, 1963 125Regina v. Amak, Avinga, and Nangmalik, 1963 131Regina v. Shooyookand Aiyoot, 1966 137Regina v. Jeffrey, 1967 153Regin~ v. .Tootalik, 1969-70 159CURRENT TIMESInterpreting the Law: Regina v. Niviaqsi Laisa, 1991 167In Nunavut: Okalik for the Defence 185Epilogue: The Yellowknife Courthouse Collection 'Of Inuit Sculpture 191Notes 203Sources 213Index, '" 417.
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The fishing admirals system
An unruly set of people: the struggle for judicial authority
The establishment of naval government
A fief of the admiralty: Newfoundland under naval rule
Using mercy and terror: the patterns of criminal justice
Enforcing the social order: punishment in a fishing society
The fall of naval government
"The Rule of the Admirals sheds light on one of the most misunderstood chapters in Canadian and British colonial history. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as a broad range of secondary sources, Bannister provides a groundbreaking reinterpretation of a critical period in Newfoundland's colonial development."--Jacket