I won’t comment much on the Ghomeshi verdict, other than to note that most of its detractors don’t appear to fully appreciate the nuance of the decision.
The animus exhibited by the complainants was mirrored by observers in the court room, and the crowd that gathered outside.
There was reason to be upset. Such incidents are rightly upsetting, but these feelings should not be directed towards the bench or the justice system.
The protections within our legal system, including our Charter rights, cannot be applied selectively, or withdrawn for individuals we don’t like, or we think are likely to . . . [more]