Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Countdown to Canada's polygamy ruling

It will be released at either 10:00am or 1:00pm today, depending on what source you're reading.

I wouldn't know how to begin to predict this one. I'm told that the polygamists have a very good claim under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but that politically the Canadian establishment really wants to express its disapproval of the conservative Mormon out-group, while it simultaneously doesn't want to openly discriminate against liberal alternative families--but I have no way of assessing which parts of that statement are true, nor of whether the Supreme Court of Canada generally rules sociopolitically (as ours too often does), or based on an honest application of the law.

I'm very, very anxious to see how this goes.

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