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Jurisdictional Error as Conceptual Totem

McDonald, Leighton


Jurisdictional error is pivotal but not, in any substantive sense, ‘central’. It is pivotal because it marks important boundaries (drawn by reference to other ideas) in the law of judicial review of executive action. This pivotal but not central role has enabled jurisdictional error to function as a ‘conceptual totem’, emblematic of a determinedly ‘statutory approach’ to the articulation and elaboration of administrative law norms. After elaborating these claims, the article goes on to doubt...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: University of New South Wales Law Journal


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