Yep, that's right, with European referenda coming to a ballot box near you (maybe twice if you're lucky) Peter Sutherland, former attorney general turned banker, has hit out at Irish judges regarding the Crotty, Coughlan and McKenna judgements in relation to referenda on the EU.
Sutherland criticises judges over decisions - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 01, 2013
Sutherland goes on to say that the Crotty decision - of which he was most critical - has had "serious and damaging" consequences for Ireland. He describes McKenna as causing "distortions in the processes of democracy" and touches on the Coughlan decision by labelling it as an "unwarranted interference" and "quite wrong".Former attorney general Peter Sutherland has criticised Irish judges in relation to a range of decisions made on EU treaty changes and the manner in which referendums are held.
So, what say you. Do you agree with Suds; are these three decisions - which set limits on what a government can and cannot do - unwarranted interferences, serious and damaging and/or a distortion of democracy?