Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Liberty wins one

Some good news, the Iemma government stupid don't annoy the Pope laws have been overturned by the Federal Court.

The NoToPope Coalition scored the victory when the Federal Court ruled that legislation that would have prevented its members from handing out leaflets and other items was invalid in law.

The court, comprising Justices French, Branson and Stone, said that part of the World Youth Day Act, passed by the NSW Parliament to keep order during the World Youth Day events, "should not be interpreted as conferring powers that are repugnant to fundamental rights and freedoms at common law in the absence of clear authority from Parliament"...

There was never any need for the laws as the police admit. Now the protesters are free to hand out condoms, stick their tongue out at the Pope and generally prove to the world they are idiots.

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