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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The good kind of litigious?
From The Spoof:
Controversial Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman sparked more furore last night when he announced he was suing himself.
In a press statement, Warman said that he had come to realise that his attempts to stop people like conspiracy theorist David Icke speaking and selling his books in Canada was a violation of Icke's human rights.
"I realise that just because I do not agree with someone's point of view, does not mean that others should not be allowed to listen as decide whether Icke is telling the truth or is some new-age whack job full of crap".
"Its both patronising and dangerous for one person to hold themselves up as the sole arbiter of freedom of speech, hence my decision today to issue a write against myself."
But upon hearing the self-imposed writ, Warman reacted angrily by issuing a counter writ against himself for libel.
"The suggestion that I am some kind of obsessive despot who gets off on bullying, threatening and suing people is totally odious" he said.
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Posted by Kalim Kassam on February 25, 2009 | Permalink
Just goes to show you what kind of people we have on our Human Rights Commissions. What Charles Smith is to pathology, these fruit loops are to law. These commissions need an overhaul for sure.
The astonishing thing is that there are people in high places, presumably well educated, who took people like Warman seriously.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-02-25 2:53:36 PM
That said, even a noofbot like him wouldn't sue himself...would he?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-02-25 2:55:01 PM
Just another attempt to seek the spotlight.
Posted by: Alain | 2009-02-25 6:02:05 PM
The man is showing a glimmer of sanity. That means he will soon be turfed from the HRC.
Posted by: peterj | 2009-02-26 8:01:21 PM
You guys did see the part of the article that said it was a work of fiction, right?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-02-26 10:39:25 PM
"You guys did see the part of the article that said it was a work of fiction, right?"
No I did'nt. It just seemed so logical coming from the HRC that it just had to be true. Really...it has to be true. History has proven it over and over. These people are all escapees from various mental institutions and Warman just fit in so well.
Posted by: peterj | 2009-02-27 11:44:41 PM
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