Monday, October 18, 2010

With courts like this who needs terrorism?

Ezra Levant on the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision on wearing the niqab while testifying in court:
... a unanimous ruling last week by the Ontario Court of Appeal says it’s just fine for [a] woman to give testimony in court with her face covered.

... Ontario’s highest court says veiled women can ask for an order to clear men out of the courtroom — any men in the public gallery, any male court staff, even her opponent’s lawyer, even the judge himself — in return for taking off her veil. It’s paragraph 85 of the ruling.

Shariah law has come to Canada.....
... the Canadian Civil Liberties Association intervened to support this.
... And LEAF, the feminist law organization ... argued for the niqab, too.

Our courts will be the death of us. Stupid bastards!

Update: My reply to a reader's comment on Ezra's blog:
Redmeat: "ratio and obiter ... Charter balancing-act ... M. (A.) v. Ryan, [1997] ... balancing of the competing interests ..."

Legalistic bafflegab and multi-culti bullsh*t that illustrates why things are so f**ked up here. Lawyers over-think everything. The court’s ruling should have been a simple "in Canada no one is permitted to participate in court proceedings while wearing a face covering or other disguise."

Shakespeare: "Let’s kill all the lawyers" (excepting Ezra).


Anonymous said...

Who appointed the judges that decided this?

Anonymous said...

To be honest, only a civil war and the removal of every government agent will the people of Canada ever have a chance at freedom.

We have no freedom in Canada.


UsualSuspect said...

As George Jonas points out, it is now okay to text your defence to the jury. No need to show your face in court.

Anonymous said...

civil war. i'm afraid that it may come to that in the future. we certainly can't continue to tolerate the intolerable without serious consequences.