This might be an enduring achievement of the Trump Presidency: after less than two years in office, US President Donald Trump has been able to get a second Justice appointed to the US Supreme Court’s bench – this time filling a post vacated through the resignation of ultra-liberal Justice Anthony Kennedy by a judge with conservative credentials. There is hope that this could shift the supreme judicial instance in the US, which has a strong influence on judicial developments also in Europe, back to sanity. Continue reading “Despite character assassination attempt, Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to US Supreme Court”
While politicians in the EU were gleeful about the outcome of the Irish referendum that opened the way to sodo-“marriage” on the Emerald Isle, they are far less enthusiastic about the prospect of a referendum on the same subject to be held in Romania. For nearly two years they have done all they could to put pressure on their Romanian peers to prevent the referendum, for which a citizens’ initiative collected more than 3 million signatures in just three weeks (this in a country of 22 million inhabitants!), from taking place. But now it seems that the vote could take place as early as next month. Continue reading “At last: Romanians will have their say about sodo-“marriage””
The abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is reaching a new (even if we abstain from using the term “unprecedented”, given that in the Church’s long history hardly anything is unprecedented) level, with a former nuncio to the US claiming that Pope Francis was fully aware of ex-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick’s homosexual misconduct at least since June 2013 (i.e. less than three months after his election), but not only failed to take action, but indeed lifted sanctions that had already been imposed against the cardinalatial sex-abuser and made him his adviser on the selection and appointment of future bishops. So far, the Pope has not admitted these damning charges to be true, but he has also not contradicted them. In other words, everyone is free to believe them. Continue reading “Catholic Church: in the clutches of sodomite networks”
The upper chamber of the Argentinian Parliament has rejected by 38-31 votes a bill that had already been accepted by the lower chamber, which would have legalized abortion on demand. Continue reading “Argentina: Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion”
The Italian Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, has announced that his country will return to using the words “Father” and “Mother”, instead of “Parent 1” and “Parent 2”, in all official documents, thus recognizing the natural given that a child can only have two parents of different sex.
A small, but important, step towards re-aligning law to reality.
Strange goings-on at the CJEU: Katharina Pabel, a highly respected professor for European Law who had been proposed by the Austrian government as a new judge at the EU’s supreme judiciary institution has, after a hearing with the Committee under Article 255 TFEU, withdrawn her candidacy. Continue reading “CJEU: judges who respect human rights are not welcome”
This is great news. Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, opening an opportunity for President Trump to nominate another Supreme Court Justice after Neil Gorsuch. There is reason to hope that, as in the case of Gorsuch, the appointee will be a credible interpret of the law, not a judicial activist. But while Gorsuch replaced another good lawyer, this is now the opportunity to replace a bad lawyer through a good one. Continue reading “US: Justice Anthony Kennedy retires. At last.”