Judges are in a tricky position. They are required to follow the law, and to apply the law, and unless they are striking down a law or finding it unconstitutional they are required to abide by laws that they may not agree with. This was the case facing a judge in Quebec, who enforced a law widely-viewed as being unconstitutional, regarding the refusal of public services to anyone wearing a hijab or head covering. She was subject to dozens of complaints over this, and the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to hear the case.
Should the Supreme Court of Canada have heard the case of the complaints involving this judge enforcing a law that she was bound by? Let me know in the comments.
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