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Some good news from overseas


House of Lords approves civil partnerships

As drewan said, why is it we continue to lag behind all of these other countries in basic civil and human rights? We have the strongest military but the weakest view of our own people - what an empty shell we've become (or at least that's how it seems at times).

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bescincimevsim
Nov. 18th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
Of course - our uncodified constitution is more effective - the law changes swiftly and often - also we have no need for judicial oversight.
esprix
Nov. 18th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
What is your system of checks and balances?
bescincimevsim
Nov. 18th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
The Executive is split into to parts, and so it the legeslature... they all check one another - because Judges are appointed, not elected, it's against the law for them to get involved.
esprix
Nov. 18th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
Ours is similar - Supreme Court justices are also appointed with confirmation by both the House and the Senate. Sadly, some of the executive branch is trying to use the legislative brance to curtail the scope of the judicial branch, which is upsetting the delicate balance, and I'm none too happy about it, but so far we're holding out. :)

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