Politicians’ broad power to pick judges doesn’t breach judicial independence: Federal Court

By Cristin Schmitz (January 11, 2023, 3:38 PM EST) -- Politics is constitutionally “baked into” the federal judicial appointment process, a Federal Court judge has found in rejecting a novel Charter challenge that seeks to remove political influences from judicial appointments by constraining the federal government’s (arguably) unfettered constitutional discretion to pick and promote Canada’s superior court trial and appellate judges....
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