Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Shorter Globe & Mail
"How dare a judge throw out laws that violate the Charter of Rights? What bloody arrogance!"
From the editorialist's critique of a judgement that took more than a year to write, this is worth framing:
Who is she to weigh all the potential harms at stake and decide matters, on either side? Who says she can do a better job than Parliament?
Separation of powers? Checks and balances? Who needs 'em? Leave everything to the supreme subtlety of parliamentarians who craft these unconstitutional laws in the first place. And this government, in particular, does subtlety so well.
UPDATE: (September 30) Here's the judgement, with h/t to reader Terrence, who also notes that the National Post supported the decision.
Posted by Dr.Dawg at 6:16 PM