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Whiskey Tango Hotel? Aussies show uncommon sense


It would appear that there is a place after all among the alleged Western democracies in which actually is a democracy rather than a kritarchy (rule by judges), and in which the courts actually do have some respect for two thousand years of precedent (including the entire Western legal and constitutional tradition).

Australia's highest court has struck down a law permitting same-sex "marriage" in the Federal district which includes Canberra, the capital, on the ground that only Parliament has a right to make such a change.

The rest of the Western "democracies," of course, have pretty much made it a matter of settled policy that the courts are de facto the legislative branch of government, as well as the judicial one, and that the preferences of judges take precedence over legal precedent and the law itself whenever they jolly well want them to.

HT: Drudge

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