Thursday, May 11, 2006

Was Vellacott wrong? Not really…

Is Judicial activism really a myth as many lefties claim? Well, why don’t we ask the head honcho of the Supreme Court herself…back in December.

Judges should feel "emboldened" to trump the written word of the Constitution when protecting fundamental, unwritten principles and rights, Canada's Chief Justice says.
Beverley McLachlin, in a speech delivered in New Zealand, took on critics who say judges have no business going beyond the strict letter of the Constitution to strike down laws and enforce rights.

Any questions?

H/T Filibuster Cartoons


At Friday, 12 May, 2006, Blogger hunter said...

Judges need to spend a month in prison to get real with their rulings. They need to realize they are not God, only law upholders. Not makers.

At Friday, 12 May, 2006, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

I don't really see the difference between what she actually said and how she was paraphrased by Vellacott. I think he got a bum rap on this one.

At Friday, 12 May, 2006, Anonymous E J Hosdil said...

It is time that judges learn that they are suposed to serve the people, not lead them.

At Friday, 16 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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