Dr. Sonja Grover Publishes New Book: Judicial Activism and the Democratic Rule of Law: Selected Case Studies

A new book by Dr. Sonja Grover (Professor, Faculty of Education), Judicial Activism and the Democratic Rule of Law: Selected Case Studies (2020), has been published.

As explained on the Springer website, this book “(a) discusses judicial activism on the left and the right; (b) argues that judicial activism in respect of the protection of human rights and due process is an essential feature of the democratic rule of law as opposed to being ‘judicial overreach’ and (c) discusses selected contemporary US Supreme Court, Canadian Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights cases illustrating that these courts have, at times, engaged in judicial activism in the service of providing equal protection of the law and due process to the powerless but have, on other occasions, employed legalistic but insupportable strategies to sidestep that obligation.

The book will be of interest to those with a deep concern regarding the factors that influence judicial decision-making and the judiciary's role through judgments in promoting and preserving the underpinnings of democracy. This includes legal researchers, the judiciary, practicing counsel, legal academics, and law students, as well as those in the area of democracy studies and the philosophy of law.”