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Supreme Court heard fewer cases, was more divided, in past year

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 1:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court’s output plunged last year, as the judges heard fewer cases and divided more than at any time since 2000 when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin took over the leadership reins, a Lawyers Weekly analysis discloses.

Output fell, but division rose at the Supreme Court in 2016. Above, (back L-R) Justices Suzanne Côté, Richard Wagner, Clément Gascon, Russell Brown. (Front L-R) Michael Moldaver, Rosalie Abella, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Thomas Cromwell (now retired), and Andromache Karakatsanis.In 2016, the nine judges rendered only 54 judgments in...