My Publications

Books

Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly, Parliamentary Bills of Rights: The Experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009.

Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, James B. Kelly, Michael Lipson and Jean-Francois Mayer, Understanding Human Rights: Origins, Concepts, and Critiques. Toronto: Nelson Canada, 2008.

James B. Kelly, Governing with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers Intent. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006.

Guest Editor

Publius: The Journal of FederalismVirtual Issue: Federalism and Supreme Courts (2017).

Articles

James B. Kelly and Kate Puddister, “Criminal Justice Policy during the Harper Era: Private Member’s Bills, Penal Populism, and the Criminal Code of Canada” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 32:3 (2017), 391-415.

James B. Kelly, “Editor’s Note: Introduction to the Publius Virtual Issue: Federalism and Supreme Courts,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism (2017), 1-11.

James B. Kelly and Matthew Hennigar, “The Canadian Charter of Rights and the Minister of Justice: Weak-form Review within a Constitutional Charter of Rights,” International Journal of Constitutional Law 10:1 (2012), 35-68.

James B. Kelly, “Judicial and Political Review as Limited Insurance: The Functioning of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act in ‘Hard’ cases” Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 49:3 (2011), 295-317.

 James B. Kelly, “A Difficult Dialogue: Statements of Compatibility and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act,” Australian Journal of Political Science 46:2 (2011), 257-278.

 James B. Kelly, “Parliament and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: An Unfinished Rights Revolution,” Policy Options (February 2007), 103-107.

 James B. Kelly and Michael Murphy, “Shaping the Constitutional Dialogue on Federalism: The Canadian Supreme Court as Meta-Political Actor,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 35:4 (2005), 217-243.

Christopher P. Manfredi and James B. Kelly, “Misrepresenting the Supreme Court’s Record? A Comment on Choudhry and Hunter,” McGill Law Journal 49:4 (2004), 741-764.

 James B. Kelly, “Governing with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Supreme Court Law Review 2d: 21 (2003), 299-337.

 James B. Kelly, “Reconciling Rights and Federalism during Review of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Centralization Thesis, 1982-1999,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 34:3 (2001), 321-55.

Christopher P. Manfredi and James B. Kelly, “Dialogue, Deference and Restraint: Judicial Independence and Trial Procedures,” Saskatchewan Law Review 64:3 (2001), 323-346.

James B. Kelly and Michael Murphy, “Confronting Judicial Supremacy: A Defence of Judicial Activism and the Supreme Court of Canada’s Legal Rights Jurisprudence,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 16:1 (2001), 3-27.

 James B. Kelly, “The Charter of Rights and the Rebalancing of Liberal Constitutionalism in Canada, 1982-1997,” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 37:3 (1999), 625-695.

James B. Kelly, “Bureaucratic Activism and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The Department of Justice and its entry into the Centre of Government,” Canadian Public Administration 42:3 (1999), 476-511.

Christopher P. Manfredi and James B. Kelly, “Six Degrees of Dialogue: A Response to Hogg and Bushell,” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 37:3 (1999), 513-527.

Chapters

James B. Kelly, “The Charter of the French Language and the Supreme Court of Canada: assessing whether constitutional design can influence policy outcomes,” in Emmett Macfarlane, ed., Courts and the Constitution: Policy Impact. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (forthcoming).

James B. Kelly, “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Supreme Court of Canada, and Public Policy,” in Jonathan Craft and Amanda Clarke, eds., Issues in Canadian Governance. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Press (forthcoming).

Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly, “Intra-parliamentary dialogue in New Zealand and the United Kingdom: a little less conversation, a little more action please,” in Rosalind Dixon, Geoff Sigalet, and Grégoire Webber, eds., Constitutional Dialogue: Democracy, Rights, Institutions. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

Kate Puddister and James B. Kelly, “With or without You: Quebec, the Conservative Movement and the Pursuit of Majority Government,” in J.P. Lewis and Joanna Everitt eds., The Blueprint: Conservative parties and their impact on Canadian politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017, pp. 150-171.

Kate Puddister and James B. Kelly, “The Judicialization of (Past) Politics under Danny Williams: The Cameron Inquiry and the Green Commission,” in First Amongst Unequals: The Premier, Politics and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Alex Marland and Matthew Kerby, eds. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014, pp. 114-159.

James B. Kelly, «Les limites de la mobilisation judiciaire: Alliance Québec, la Charte de la langue française et la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés» Le nouvel ordre constitutionnel canadien: du rapriement de 1982 à nos jours, sur la direction François Rocher et Benoît Pelletier. Montreal: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2013, pp. 205-233.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, “Courts,” in John C. Courtney and David E. Smith, eds., Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 201, pp. 39-53.

James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, “Should We Cheer? Contested Constitutionalism and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” in James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009, pp. 3-29.

James B. Kelly, “Legislative Activism and Parliamentary Bills of Rights: Institutional Lessons for Canada,” in James B. Kelly and Christopher P. Manfredi, eds., Contested Constitutionalism: Reflections on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009, pp. 86-106.

James B. Kelly, “The Charter, the Supreme Court and Canadian Federalism,” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds., Canadian Federalism: Performance, Efficiency and Legitimacy, 2nd edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 39-62.

James B. Kelly, “Guarding the Constitution: Parliamentary and Judicial Roles under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” in J. Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar, eds., Canada: The State of the Federation, 2002. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004, pp. 77-110.

James B. Kelly, “The Supreme Court of Canada and the Complexity of Judicial Activism,” in Patrick James, Donald Abelson and Michael Lusztig, eds., The Myth of the Sacred: The Charter, the Courts and the Politics of the Canadian Constitution. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002, pp. 97-122.