This is a long and complex story, but I try to keep it short and simple.
French philosopher Montesquieu wrote (ANONYMOUSLY!!!) a concept of three instances running the state. First is the one making laws, second is the one making judgments and third the one launching them in practise.That means, no law shall be written to over turn a decision made by court. If the court has given its decision, the police must execute it. What happened with the grannies from Egypt and Russia is, that Halonen and Vanhanen said the government will make a new law that will make it possible for the grannies to stay in Finland. Now, that is obviously wrong, because the government does not make laws but the parliament. KHO (Finnish Supreme Court) made its decision by voting and the result was 7-1 that the granny must be repatriated from Finland to Egypt. The president of the KHO, Pekka Hallberg, was alone in supporting her staying in Finland.After the Halonen/Vanhanen statement, the president of Korkein Hallinto-oikeus (KHO) Pekka Hallberg wrote a letter to the police and commented that the decision of the KHO must not be executed because there will be a new law. Hallberg of course was not in a position to give commands to the police, was he? After the letter, police actually stopped the execution of the decision. After that, Pekka Hallberg has consulted the oikeusministeriö how the law should be rewriten.So in short: Pekka Hallberg, from his position as chief justice, has made judgments to both execute the judgments as well as to write the laws. What we are talking about here is a revolution. In Soviet Union the courts didn’t have to wait laws when punishing the citizens because it was automatically always right. If something “wrong” wasn’t illegal it only meant that the parliament had NOT YET made it illegal and therefor the court had the right do so.I have always said to you, that if there will be any actions that threat the democratic processes and institutions, it will not be the conservatives but the progressives, that is the left.We have come to the situation in which the majority of the people are against the current immigration policy which opens the doors to Muslim culture, and even so the social democrats (Hallberg and Halonen) can’t keep their hands tied but will turn down the whole concept of ruling the democratic state.
NOTE: The blog by Jyrki Virolainen (in Finnish) provided the brunt of the material for the story.
UPDATE: Even the Finnish Attorney General, Tuija Brax is in on the fix.
So the Finnish government, President, Prime Minister, Attorney General and the Chief Supreme Court Justice (lone dissenting voice against the grannies deportation) are running over the Finnish constitution, it’s laws and the justice system. Great age we live in.
NOTE: Jyrki Virolainen writes: