Political Science Chair Speaks to Globe and Mail on Judicial Appointments

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Prof. Troy Riddell

Prof. Troy Riddell, chair of the Department of Political Science, spoke to The Globe and Mail for an article about allegations of Liberal involvement in judicial appointments.

Riddell commented that wide partisan input is not unusual in appointment decisions, but it is important to know what percentage of recommended appointments are actually selected.

He has long studied judicial politics and decision-making and has written extensively on partisanship in judicial appointments. He also examines criminal justice policy, including sentencing decisions and Charter of Rights application decisions.