Law and religion round-up – 17th June

Trinity Western was probably the main news of the week, but the likely abolition of blasphemy in Ireland may prove of wider importance in the longer term.

Trinity Western

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down two judgments in the long-running saga of Trinity Western Law School; Trinity Western lost in both of them and we noted them, briefly, here. Given that they will be scrutinised and dissected at great length by Canadian academics – and others – far better qualified than we are to assess their likely future impact, we aim to say no more on the subject.

Ireland and blasphemy

Part of Article 40.6.1 of the Constitution of Ireland states that “The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law.”  Continue reading