Hogan: 'Legal shoneenism' has replaced 'golden era' of Constitutional law

'Constitution must be radical or redundant,' says judge

14th November, 2017
Court of Appeal judge Gerard Hogan

He questioned why Article 40.6.1.i, which unlike the ECHR expressly acknowledges the media in its free speech guarantee, barely merited a mention by the Supreme Court in the landmark 2009 Keena v Mahon case on the protection of journalistic sources.

Harking back to the heyday of judicial activism between the 1960s to the 1980s, when a raft of important rulings established rights on access to legal aid, bodily integrity, fair procedures and privacy in marriage, Judge...

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