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    Contextualism, Feminism, and a Canadian Woman Judge.Beverley Baines - 2009 - Feminist Legal Studies 17 (1):27-42.
    Feminist legal scholars have never cut the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada as much slack as the second. Yet the first, Justice Bertha Wilson, introduced the contextual method into the Court’s jurisprudence. Her approach to contextualism is consistent with one of three feminist legal methods that Katharine T. Bartlett identifies. More specifically, it is consistent with Bartlett’s feminist practical reasoning. However, Justice Wilson’s contextualism is not without its critics. The most challenging, Ruth Colker, contends it must (...)
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    The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence.Beverley Baines & Ruth Rubio-Marin (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    To explain how constitutions shape and are shaped by women's lives, the contributors to this volume examine constitutional cases pertaining to women in twelve countries. Analyzing jurisprudence about reproductive, sexual, familial, socio-economic, and democratic rights, they focus constructively on women's claims to equality, asking who makes these claims, what constitutional rights inform them, how they have evolved, what arguments work in defending them, and how they relate to other national issues. Their findings reveal significant similarities in outcomes and in reasoning (...)
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    Comparing Women in Canada.Beverley Baines - 2012 - Feminist Legal Studies 20 (2):89-103.
    In Feminism and the Power of Law Carol Smart argued “law must also be tackled at the conceptual level if feminist discourses are to take a firmer root” (Smart in Feminism and the power of law, Routledge, London, 1989, 5). In Canada, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) ’tackled‘ the concept of comparison in the age equality case of Withler v Canada, 2008 BCCA 539. Rejecting ’similarly situated ‘(or ’groups‘) comparison as inconsistent with substantive equality, LEAF advocated a (...)
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