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    Erudite Caveman Erudite Caveman is offline

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    a)
    Quote Originally Posted by im axeled View Post
    looking for a bit of pre election publicity is joe,
    b)
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    he probably thinks that the revivsed constituencys will give him an edge, next time out
    So which is it? Or is this just a scattergun attack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    It's not the role of the courts to tell the Dail how to conduct its business.
    But it is.

    [not that I agree with Costello who if found to be exploiting the courts for political gain should be forced to pay his own and the states costs should he lose]

    Why do you wish to accord the Dail superior powers to the courts?
    Our democracy rests upon the legal checks the courts can impose on the Dail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    It's not the role of the courts to tell the Dail how to conduct its business.
    It can be if they are doing it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    It can be if they are doing it wrong.
    They'd have to be able to prove that they aren't following proper procedure. In this case, I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    But it is.

    [not that I agree with Costello who if found to be exploiting the courts for political gain should be forced to pay his own and the states costs should he lose]

    Why do you wish to accord the Dail superior powers to the courts?
    Our democracy rests upon the legal checks the courts can impose on the Dail.
    The separation of powers means that each arm protects its powers carefully. It is not the role of the courts to make law, only to interpret it and rule on its constitutionality.
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    he would seem to have a valid case.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    The separation of powers means that each arm protects its powers carefully. It is not the role of the courts to make law, only to interpret it and rule on its constitutionality.
    And if the courts rule that the Dail has acted unconstitutionally , as they have done, then the business of the Dail is affected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjimryan2 View Post
    he would seem to have a valid case.........
    yeah - Joe represented Dublin Central I think.
    it's a 3 Seater & would I understand, become a 4 Seater after the revision,
    so ol Joe reckons that Labour/Stickie "SF/IRA", on 3% or 6% or whatever, would have a better chance in a 4 Seater than in a 3 Seater;

    "valid case" - my arse !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    And if the courts rule that the Dail has acted unconstitutionally , as they have done, then the business of the Dail is affected.
    But have they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    Who pays the legal fees when he loses ?
    Who do you think?
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