Vasarahammer gives the heads up on the Helsingin Sanomat’s latest buffoonery.
Helsingin Sanomat has been caught.
Two years ago HS supported wholeheartedly the fact that leading politicians criticize convictions made by courts. However, in the case of Halla-aho HS expressed concern about the way Halla-aho violated the distribution of powers between legislative and judicial branches of government by criticizing his own conviction made by Supreme court.
HS pääkirjoitus 2.4.2010:
Politicians should not get involved in individual decisions and, in particular on pending litigation, but the highest courts are the final decisions of social choices that has far reaching implications. The leading-favored politicians should have the right to weigh in on decisions related to social debate. It is through the development of our legislation, and that’s just the work of politicians.”
HS Editorial 13/06/2012: quote
“Position shows that Halla-aho does not even begin to understand the separation of powers doctrine as an MP. A lawmaker should not interfere with the courts on individual solutions, let alone discredit or question a courts jurisdiction. By doing this, Halla-aho undermines the law that even he himself is laying down “