Indigenous Self-governance, “Right Relations,” and Utopic Sensibilities

A law school essay… we look[] to utopia not as a place we might reach but as an ongoing process of becoming … a political commitment to experiment in transfiguring the coordinates of our historical moment.[1] Macklem proposes that disputes involving First Nations self-governance are inherently tied to “four cornerstones of the [Canadian] legal imagination”[2] […]

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Judicial Review in a ‘Brave New World’ of Algorithms: New Challenges for Discretionary Justice

An essay written for a law school class. This topic has always fascinated me.   In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one could argue, to whom one could present grievances, on whom the pressures of power could be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived […]

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