Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide what happened. And they determine the legal consequences of what happened. But judges also exercise a defined and limited public function, and in doing so they are human, not superhuman.
Alice Woolley is a professor of law in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, and one of the four original complainants to the Canadian Judicial Council. Last week, Justice Robin Camp resigned from the Federal Court following a recommendation by the majority of the Canadian Judicial Council that he be removed from office.
Case Commented On: R v Ghomeshi, 2016 ONCJ 155 The Ghomeshi trial made me think about the ethical duties of prosecutors in sexual assault cases. because I have any basis for saying that the prosecutors violated their ethical duties.