Thompson Rivers University

Law faculty member’s new book calls for change

September 29, 2022

TRU Law Assistant Professor Colton Fehr is launching his new book Constitutionalizing Criminal Law on Fri., Oct. 14. 

His book calls for an overhaul of the way the Supreme Court has developed the relationship between criminal and constitutional law. It argues that the court should abandon the use of instrumental rationality (a defining feature of its section 7 jurisprudence) and rely instead on enumerated Charter rights or principles of criminal law theory when striking down unjust criminal laws.

The book launch is being held at the University of Alberta, but virtual attendance is also available for those who want to tune in from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST.

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