DO JUDGES MAKE LAW (A CURSORY LOOK AT THE RECURRING QUESTION)

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ABSTRACT
It is common knowledge that the age long principle of Separation of powers allocates the governmental functions of law making, law implementation and law interpretation to the Legislative, Executive and Judicial arms of government respectively and each arm is to function independently without any unwarranted intermeddling.

It is trite that the function of lawmaking for peaceful coexistence and orderliness in the society is vested in the recognized law making organ, in the Nigerian case being the National or States House of Assembly as the case may be. It is however evident in practical reality, due to the application of certain concepts like Judicial Review, Checks and balances amongst others and the evolution of the idea of case law and stare decisis that the law interpretation duty of the Judiciary and the legislative duty of law making appear overlapping. This seeming power usurpation on the part of the judiciary has been a subject of great debate for centuries. While some opine that the functioning of the judges is simply reflective of law interpretation others reason that judges are intruding into legislative business and accuse judges of judicial activism and a seemingly more objective school project that effective judicial functioning is inevitably linked to legislative functioning. In the mist of all these the judges themselves have taken both affirmative and dissenting stands and one wonders where to get answers the seemingly unanswered question “Do judges make laws?”

This work touches the practical and legal stand on the issue of whether Judges make laws giving cognizance to ex cathedra Statutory and Judicial authorities alongside scholarly arguments relevant to the issue.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
COVER PAGE
CERTIFICATION PAGE
ABSTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF STATUTES
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
CHAPTER 1: 
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.0.0INTRODUCTION
1.1.0  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
1.2.0  OBJECCTIVES OF THE STUDY
1.3.0  FOCUS OF THE STUDY
1.4.0  SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.5.0METHODOLOGY
1.6.0LITERATURE REVIEW
1.7.0CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 2: 
THE DUTY OF LAW MAKING
2.0.0INTRODUCTION13
2.1.0  HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONING AND LAWMAKING13
2.2.0  THE DOCTRINE OF SEPARATION F POWERS
2.2.1   SEPARATION OF POWERS IN PRACTICE
2.3.0SOURCES OF LAW
2.4.0CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 3: 
THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY
3.0.0INTRODUCTION
3.1.0  ASCERTAINING THE INTENTION OF THE LEGISLATURE
3.2.0  TOOLS FOR ASCERTAINING LEGISLATIVE INTENTION
3.2.1.0 THE USE OF THE COMMON LAW RULES OF INTERPRETATION
3.2.1.1 THE USE OF MAXIMS IN INTERPRETATION
3.2.1.2 THE USE OF PRESUMPTIONS IN INTERPRETATION
3.2.1.3 THE USE OF INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC MATERIALS
3.3.0JUDICIAL REVIEW
3.4.0CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 4: 
JUDGES IN LAW MAKING
4.0.0INTRODUCTION
4.1.0  JUDICIAL REACTIONS TO THE QUESTION ‘DO JUDGES MAKE LAWS?
4.2.0  THEORETICAL REFLECTIONS OF JUDGES AS LAW MAKERS
4.2.1.0 FILLING IN THE GAPS
4.2.1.2. THE DOCTRINE OF STARE DECISIS
4.3.0  PRACTICAL REFLECTION OF JUDGES AS LAW MAKERS
4.3.1.0 JUDICIAL LAW MAKING AT COMMON LAW
4.3.1.1 JUDICIAL LAW MAKING IN NIGERIA
4.4.0CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 5: 
GENERAL CONCLUSION
5.0.0CONCLUSION
5.0.0RECOMMENDATIONS
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Anonymous, U (2018). DO JUDGES MAKE LAW (A CURSORY LOOK AT THE RECURRING QUESTION). Afribary.com: Retrieved February 27, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/do-judges-make-law-a-cursory-look-at-the-recurring-question

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Chicago

User, Anonymous. "DO JUDGES MAKE LAW (A CURSORY LOOK AT THE RECURRING QUESTION)" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed February 27, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/do-judges-make-law-a-cursory-look-at-the-recurring-question