The Prime Minister’s Office announced this morning that the Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall E. Rothstein, currently a member of the Federal Court of Appeal, is the candidate to be interviewed as nominee for new member of the Supreme Court of Canada.
For an excellent (and I do mean excellent) summary of Justice Rothstein’s career to date, see this page on the Office of the Commissioner of Judicial Affairs website:
It includes curriculum vitae, extensive lists and links to his many written decisions, examples of his written decisions at the Federal Court of Appeal, and lists of the articles and papers he has written and presented.
Justice Rothstein was selected by new Prime Minister Stephen Harper from a short list of three candidates provided by the former justice minister Irwin Cotler. The list of three candidates was leaked to the media on Tuesday. The other two candidates were identified as Peter MacKinnon, University of Saskatchewan president and former dean of law and Constance Hunt, a judge on the Alberta Court of Appeal.