Attorney General for Ontario v Attorney General for Canada: PC 1924

A provincial legislature was said to have exceeded its powers and contravened the British North America Act.
Held: Any provision made by the constitution as to the security of status and tenure of the judiciary applies to all individual judges later appointed in exercise of an analagous jurisdiction, whatever name is actually given to the court in which they sit.


[1925] AC 750, 94 LJPC 132, (1924) 4 DLR 520

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CitedHinds and other v The Queen; Director of Public Prosecutions v Jackson, attorney General of Jamaica (Intervenor) PC 1-Dec-1975
The Gun Court Act 1974 of Jamaica established special courts at different levels to deal with varieties of crimes involving guns. There was provision for hearings to be held in camera. Certain offences carried mandatory life sentences reviewable . .
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Commonwealth, Constitutional

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.211409