Court of Public Opinion Offers Séamus Woulfe No Justice
Seth Barrett Tillman, Opinion Editorial, Court of public opinion offers Séamus Woulfe no justice, THE SUNDAY TIMES (Ireland edn.), Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 AM GMT, News Section, page 14.
2 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Last revised: 23 Nov 2020
Date Written: November 15, 2020
This is what Justice Séamus Woulfe did not do: One. He did not pervert the course of justice by taking a bribe. Two. He did not use his official position or government property to break the law. Three. He did not use his official position or his clout to block an investigation into his “misdeeds,” nor did he fail to cooperate with investigators.
This is what Justice Séamus Woulfe did do: While on his own time, he had a meal, at a posh golf society event, with other people!—in doing so, he violated government pandemic “guidance”. As far as I know it was just guidance—even now, it is not clear he violated any actual binding law—any statute, regulation, code, or ministerial order. Not only was it guidance, the guidance was in the process of transition: it changed the day prior to the event.
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