New History of Court of Appeal

Posted by Daniel on Apr 6, 2010 - 5 comments

For anyone interested in the history of our provincial legal system, let me recommend a new book by Christopher Moore, Toronto-based, BC-raised historical writer.

The British Columbia Court of Appeal: the first hundred years (UBC Press) is published, as the title suggests, to commemorate the courts centenary.

Established in 1911, the court of appeal is one of three levels of court in the province, the other two being the BC Supreme Court and the Provincial Court. It is the highest court in the province and hears appeals from the others. The book promises to be a landmark in BC's judicial history.

By the way, Chris keeps an interesting blog on matters historical and political here.