Articles Tagged ‘judicial activism’

Pro-lifers pleased with Judge Neil Gorsuch

Last night President Donald Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the bench with someone who shared his originalist judicial philosophy and named 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. It isn't much of a surprise that Democrats are opposed to Gorsuch, especially considering their client groups in the pro-abortion movement -- Planned Parenthood and NARAL -- condemned ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Supreme Court ignores Parliament in doctor-assisted suicide ruling

With the precedent-shattering ruling in Carter v. Canada on Feb. 6, nine robed dictators on the Supreme Court of Canada not only struck down the longstanding ban on physician-assisted suicide in the Criminal Code: They also delivered a lethal blow to democracy and the rule of law in Canada. Consider the evidence: Gloria Taylor, the now deceased person who initiated the Carter case, was tragically afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the same progressive, incurable, paralysing disease that afflicted Sue Rodriguez, the principal in , Rodriguez v. ... (Continue reading)

Reaction to Canada Supreme Court euthanasia decision

Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada threw out Criminal Code restrictions on doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Wesley Smith says the decision proves words don't mean anything anymore, because according to the nine justices of the SCOC, "An irremediable condition may be one that is wholly remediable." Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (and a member of this paper's editorial advisory board), writes about the decision in the National Post today. While the SCOC urges Parliament ... (Continue reading)

Supreme court strikes down prostitution laws

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's prostitution laws. The National Post and CBC both have reports on the decision, and Ryan Heighton of has a brief legal analysis. It is important to remember that prostitution per se -- exchanging sexual favours for money -- is not illegal, the Criminal Code prohibited brothels, living on the avails of prostitution, and communicating in public with clients. The SCOC said those restrictions were "over-broad" (living ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Supreme Court rules against free speech

Canadian Supreme Court rules against free speechThe meaning of the Whatcott decision Rory Leishman With the unanimous ruling in the case of Bill Whatcott on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Canada has stepped up its attack on freedom of speech and freedom of religion as never before. For faithful Christians, the implications are clear: Like Whatcott, they, too, could end up in jail as a prisoner of conscience for upholding the plain teachings of Sacred Scripture on the sinfulness ... (Continue reading)

40 years of Roe v. Wade

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and today is the 39th annual March for Life in Washington. I have a story on the decision and its aftermath in the February edition of the paper. It is up on the website today. (Continue reading)

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40 years of Roe v. Wade

We will be posting our long article on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade from the forthcoming February edition later today. For now you should check out the National Review Online editorial; this point made by NRO's editors is basically the conclusion of our long feature: Now 40 years have passed since Roe, and nobody pretends that our division is ending. Time just ran a cover story declaring that “abortion-rights activists” have “been losing ever since” 1973. Nearly half of Americans ... (Continue reading)

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