Challenge to Children’s Referendum dismissed by High Court

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THE HIGH COURT has dismissed a challenge to the Children’s Referendum which passed in November last year.

Justice Paul McDermott rejected Joanna Jordan’s petition in his judgement today, stating that she failed to provide evidence that unconstitutional behaviour – in the form of a use of public money to fund an unbalanced information campaign - affected the outcome of the vote on 10 November.

He said the onus was on the challenger to prove the government’s information campaign, which was subject to a successful Supreme Court challenge, had such an impact on the electorate as to produce a majority in favour of the proposal.


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2 Responses to Challenge to Children’s Referendum dismissed by High Court

  1. Diane October 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Oh shit, no justice!

  2. Keltoria October 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    If the “unbalanced information campaign” did not impact the vote then why do they bother having campaigns ? It’s illogical. Campaigns are meant to influence people. This is getting ridiculous, what with politicans saying it’s expected that you tell lies in mainfesto’s, we basically have the courts saying its okay



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