Canada at War: THE JUDICIARY: Sir Lyman Rests

In the dingy, drafty former stable in Ottawa where sit the seven judges of Canada's Supreme Court in scarlet, ermine-trimmed robes and black, tricornered hats, one chair will be empty this week. Chief Justice Sir Lyman Poore Duff, the Dominion's own counterpart of the late great Oliver Wendell Holmes, is retiring.

For 37 years, almost eleven of them as Chief Justice, Sir Lyman sat on the Supreme Bench, heard and ruled on the constitutional issues that shaped Canada. Parliament had extended his term year after year because of his stature as one of...

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