Legalism and the Latham High Court in Emergency

Seminar/Forum

Legalism and the Latham High Court in Emergency

Room 611, Level 6
Law
185 Pelham Street

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This lecture considers the High Court’s treatment of emergency powers cases during the Second World War. It explores the role and meaning of legalism as an adjudicative technique with a particular focus on rulings against the government. It also considers the scope afforded by this style of judicial method – in the adjudication of the executive’s wartime legal powers – to unearth constitutional values.

Presenter

  • Dr Patrick Graham