Stereo Decisis

Stereo Decisis

Vavilov and the "Culture of Justification" (with Caroline Mandell)

March 02, 2020

On this episode of Stereo Decisis, Robert Danay and Oliver Pulleyblank are joined by Caroline Mandell, a legal writing coach, litigation consultant and former counsel to the Court of Appeal for Ontario to discuss the Supreme Court's landmark administrative law decision in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65. Caroline brings her particular expertise and perspective to explain Vavilov's anticipated effects on the scope and quality of reasons tendered by administrative decision-makers as well as some of the ways in which the decision might have set the bar higher for administrative decision-makers in this regard than that which is expected of judges themselves.

In Obiter Dicta, Oliver discusses The Neon Skyline, a new album by Canadian singer songwriter Andy Shauf, Rob explains how he met his wife in high school and Caroline talks about the retirement of Justice Robert Sharpe and recommends his book, Good Judgment: Making Judicial Decisions (2018, UofTPress).

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