"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Jerome Kennedy, Great Lawyer™ (III)

Newfoundland and Labrador's justice minister says a Labrador Métis Nation victory at the Supreme Court of Canada will have no bearing on how government deals with the group.


The Labrador Métis Nation, which does not have a land claims agreement or protection under aboriginal rights legislation, has described the decision — which said the provincial government ought to have consulted with the Métis on construction of a stretch of the Trans-Labrador Highway — as a landmark case with broad implications.
(Hey, CBC: what's "aboriginal rights legislation"? Statutory cite, please?)
Kennedy, though, said nothing has changed.

"With all due respect to the Métis, this decision doesn't say a whole lot," said Kennedy.
Hey, legal genius: denials of leave to appeal never do have a whole lot to say — which is why, at lah skool, they teach you to read the court of appeal decision, which does have a lot to say.


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