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Bad Judgment : The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada (Paperback) (John
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Judge John Reilly, now retired, was, at age 30, the youngest jurist ever named to the Provincial Court of Alberta. For most of his 33 years on the bench he was the circuit judge for the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta.During his career he became interested in aboriginal justice. He saw the failure of the white” legal system to do justice for aboriginal people, the harm caused to them by Canadian colonialism, and the failure of all levels of government, including tribal government, to alleviate their suffering and deal with the conflicting natures of European-style law and indigenous tradition and circumstance.As a result of these realizations, Judge Reilly vowed to improve the delivery of justice to the aboriginal people in his community and used his perceived power as a jurist to make changes to improve the lives of the people in his jurisdiction. Along the way, he came into direct conflict with Canadian judicial administration and various questionable leaders among the echelons of both Canadian and First Nation governments.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Author: John Reilly
Street Date: March 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-5331
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