- Apr 24, 2005
- Delta, BC, Canada
- Multi Format
We shouldn't be relying on judges.
A philosophical difference here.
Judges - and their role in the application of the common law are critical to the law being alive and responsive to the changing realities of the world. Legislators are slow and generally only react.
This requires an independent judiciary that is responsive to the law and the general interests of society, not to any particular constituency.
Judges, supported by the efforts of excellent counsel appearing before them, are in the very best position to resolve particular interests before them, as they affect the litigants before them.
The counsel's role is extremely important in an issue like this.