Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers a keynote on the use of foreign law: a comparative view of Canada and the United States.
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Hon. Beverley McLachlin
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada on January 7, 2000. She had been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989.
Prior to that, she was Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989, a judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal from 1985 to 1988, a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court from 1981 to 1985, and a judge of the Vancouver County Court from April 1981 to September 1981.
Canadian Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin presents both sides of the debate among U.S. Supreme Court justices on whether or not it is appropriate to cite foreign jurisprudence. Drawing from the views of Antonin Scalia and Sandra Day O'Connor, among others, McLachlin questions whether "law beyond the nation's borders" can be pertinent to the case at hand.