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The Latham Court: Law, War and Politics

Wheeler, Fiona


The Latham Court’s constitutional decision-making was characterised by stark contrasts: deference to parliament and the executive during World War II followed by a vigorous approach to judicial review in the post-war period that saw the demise of key parts of the Chifley Government’s policy platform. Remarkably, the Court executed this dramatic shift in approach without significant damage to its legitimacy as independent arbiter of the Constitution. In this regard, the Latham Court exemplifies...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107445253.009


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