Friday, 8 June 2012

Martyrgasm, Supreme Court Style

Linda Gibbons, serial and unrepentant clinic harasser, has had her day in the Supreme Court.
By an 8-1 margin, the justices rejected Linda Dale Gibbons’s argument that she should never have been charged under the Criminal Code for picketing too close to a Toronto abortion clinic.

The high court did not wade into the emotionally and politically charged abortion debate, but instead confined itself to a single, technical, legal point: whether Ms. Gibbons should be dealt with under criminal or civil law.

Ms. Gibbons maintains she should have been dealt with under civil law for disobeying a court order, not charged criminally.

She was charged under section 127 of the Criminal Code. She argued that she should have been entitled to an exemption under that section that would have taken her case out of the criminal courts.

The justices disagreed.

The ruling means she will go to trial if the prosecution decides to pursue the case.
(Comments are closed on the Globe story.)

Cue the martyrgasms!

From the NatPo:
Linda Gibbons, 63, who is in jail again, has long maintained she has a right to peaceful protest and that the courts were unfairly pursuing her because of her unpopular views on abortion.

Gibbons, calling from prison in Milton, Ont., said she was not surprised the court ruled against her.

“The courts and the government have failed in their duty to protect the unborn.”
Ya dimwit. The courts are pursuing you because you will not obey a COURT ORDER.

Now the conspiracy theory from LifeShite.

It's not a matter of DISOBEYING a court order, they say. She trying to overturn the bubble injunction.
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by pro-life prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons on Friday morning as she continues her 18-year battle to overturn a Toronto injunction banning pro-life activity outside of abortion facilities.
. . .
Her lawyer, Daniel Santoro, argued that the Crown is taking her before the criminal court because the civil court would have the power to overturn the injunction.
Really, fetus fetishists should raise more money and buy her a lawyer who, you know, understands Law.

So, she's gonna keep getting her ass tossed in jail. Fine.

And DJ! is now done with her. (Unless, of course, more blazing brain damage is occasioned.)


Anonymous said...

Linda Gibbons is daft and the antis are shamelessly using her. She needs to be gently led away and redirected. Very sad.

Sixth Estate said...

She should have pled "subornation of false muster" like the American kooks. It wouldn't have worked, but it would have made for some fun blog posts.

fern hill said...

Oo. Subornation of false muster.

Yeah, kooky.

Anonymous said...

Who was the judge that was for her?

fern hill said...

Nobody seems to be reporting who the dissenter is. I'll keep an eye out.

It's a very technical decision, so I doubt the dissenter is an undercover fetus fetishist. But it would be interesting to hear her/his reasons.

Dr.Dawg said...

Morris J. Fish. His reasons were highly technical, having to do with an alternative remedy, in his view more in accordance with law. (paras. 17-39)

fern hill said...

You're good, Dr.Dawg. link.

JJ said...

IMO, this old bag is dangerous.

With advancing age & such obvious brain damage already, who knows what she could be talked into? I can totally see one of the extremists handing her a .38 and convincing her that she'd be doing God's Work

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