Whose Judgments Are We Re-Writing?

Whose Judgments Are We Re-Writing?

The 34 academics and practitioners acting as feminist judges were left entirely free to choose which judgments they wanted to re-write. Authors selected, according to their own interests and expertise, individual judgments which they felt would benefit from feminist (or different kinds of feminist) interventions. The cases selected were decided between 1973 and 2015, which means that the critiques offered in the judgments will be current and relevant. Those writing on the Republic of Ireland tended to select cases from the 1990’s or 2000’s and tended to prefer Supreme Court to High Court judgments. Although the judgments range over a variety of subject areas, inevitably some important cases (e.g. SPUC v. Grogan, Norris, Tilson, Grealish v. Murphy, Sinnott, de Burca and Anderson, Ryan v. AG, Murphy, Baby O and so on…) have been left untouched. In addition, some very interesting judges (particularly women, who have rarely been appointed to the Supreme Court until very recently) are under-represented on the list, or are entirely absent (e.g. Hugh Kennedy, T.C. Kingsmill Moore, George Gavan Duffy, Declan Budd, Mary Laffoy, Peter Kelly, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Tom O’Higgins, Mary Finlay Geoghegan, Gerard Hogan, Sean Ryan and John McMenamin). Denham CJ. makes the most appearances in the cases to be rewritten. Some of the judges named below did not write judgments in the individual cases but concurred with the majority.

Readers are encouraged and invited to nominate “missing” cases not on the list below.

Name Features in:
Brian WalshScreenshot 2015-06-20 13.00.55
  •  DPP v. Tiernan
  • McGimpsey v. An Taoiseach
  • McGee
Frederick BuddScreenshot 2015-06-20 13.13.50
  •  McGee
William Fitzgerald CJScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.21.18
  •  McGee
Aindrias Ó CaoimhScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.23.07
  •  McGee
Seamus HenchyScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.24.03
  •  DPP v. Tiernan
  • McGee
Frank GriffinScreenshot 2015-06-20 13.19.24
  •  DPP v. Tiernan
  • McGimpsey v. An Taoiseach
  • McGee
Thomas Finlay CJScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.28.54
  •  DPP v. Tiernan
  • McKinley v. Minister for Defence
  • McGimpsey v. An Taoiseach
  • X case
  • In re the Matrimonial Home Bill
  • Mhic Mhathuna
Anthony J. HedermanScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.30.06
  •  McKinley v. Minister for Defence 
  • McGimpsey v. An Taoiseach
  • X case
Niall McCarthyScreenshot 2015-06-20 13.19.09
  • DPP v. Tiernan
  • McKinley v. Minister for Defence
  • McGimpsey v. An Taoiseach
  • X case
Liam Hamilton CJScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.36.21
  •  IOT v. B
Hugh O’FlahertyScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.37.14
  •  McKinley v. Minister for Defence
  • X case
Seamus EganScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.38.40
  •  McKinley v. Minister for Defence
  • X case
  • Mhic Mhathuna
John Blayney
  •  Mhic Mhathuna
Susan Denham CJScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.13.22
  •  Lobe v. MJELR
  • Roche v. Roche
  • CC v. Ireland
  • IO’T v. B
  • Mhic Mhathuna
  • O’Keeffe v. Hickey
  • PKU Test
Declan CostelloScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.41.00
  •  AG v. X
  • Flynn v. Power
  • Mhic Mhathuna
Donal BarringtonScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.42.59
  • McGimpsey v. An Taoiseach
  • IO’T v. B
Ronan Keane CJScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.17.25
  •  IO’T v. B
  • PKU Test
Kevin LynchScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.45.47
  •  Kerry Babies Tribunal
Francis Murphy
  •  PKU Test
Henry BarronScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.46.49
  •  IO’T v. B
John L. Murray CJScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.58.35
  •  Lobe v. MJELR
  • Roche v. Roche
  • Stokes v. CBHS Clonmel
  • DPP v. C
  • O’Keeffe v. Hickey
  • PKU Test
Nial FennellyScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.59.31
  •  Lobe v. MJELR
  • Roche v. Roche
  • CC v. Ireland
  • O’Keeffe v. Hickey
Hugh GeogheganScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.49.56
  •  Lobe v. MJELR
  • Roche v. Roche
  • CC v. Ireland
  • O’Keeffe v. Hickey
Adrian HardimanScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.57.23
  •  Lobe v. MJELR
  • Roche v. Roche
  • Stokes v. CBHS Clonmel
  • CC v. Ireland
  • O’Keeffe v. Hickey
  • PKU Test
Catherine McGuinnessScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.26.30
  •  Lobe v. MJELR
Joseph FinneganScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.50.53
  •  JM v. St. Vincent’s Hospital
Brian McCrackenScreenshot 2015-06-19 17.00.22
  • CC v. Ireland
Donal O’DonnellScreenshot 2015-06-19 17.01.23
  •  Stokes v. CBHS Clonmel
Liam McKechnieScreenshot 2015-06-19 17.02.16
  • Stokes v. CBHS Clonmel
  • Foy v. An t-Ard Chlairitheoir
Frank ClarkeScreenshot 2015-06-19 17.03.54
  •  Stokes v. CBHS Clonmel
Elizabeth DunneScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.52.16
  •  Zappone
Feargus FloodScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.48.08
  •  BJM v. CM
Philip O’Sullivan
  •  DPP v. C
Iarfhlaith O’NeillScreenshot 2015-06-19 17.04.57
  •  DPP v. C
 Mella CarrollScreenshot 2015-06-19 16.25.36
  •  MhicMhathuna v. Ireland

The photograph above is of the current Irish Supreme Court. On the background to their new robes, see James Dougherty here

 

 

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