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What’s Margaret Wilson got in common with Bill Clinton?

Filed under: General — JohnPotter @ 12:36 pm Sat 18th December 2004

By using her expiring Attorney-General powers to promote unsuitable candidates, Speaker-designate Margaret Wilson raises memories of President Bill Clinton’s last days, when he effectively pardoned a batch of crooked supporters, ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

Mr Franks was commenting on the appointment of Ms Jan Walker as a District and Family Court Judge.

“I am extremely reluctant to comment on a particular judicial appointment but if this one goes without criticism I would be complicit in encouraging Labour’s next Attorney-General to politicise the judiciary with impunity.

“Most would-be judges take care in the years before appointment to show their capacity to be non-partisan. In appearances before the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, Ms Walker did exactly the opposite. She made a point of citing her political connections, and branding in political terms and dismissing without reflection, views she disagreed with. I was left with an impression that she lacked a capacity to understand different points of view.

“I am told by people without axes to grind that her rigid ideological insensitivity was a key reason for losing Timaru as a Labour Party candidate. These are not the right attributes for a judge..


  1. The Attorney General – Margaret Wilson is a one legged man hater, so it no surprise she has appointed yet another man hater in a Judicial position. Ms Walker is all set to enjoy years behind the bench where she will be able to continue to persecute countless men and their children through unlawful gender discrimination. This government is a cruel & callous bunch of feminist’s and homosexuals who are determined to destroy the male species. I feel so sorry that I help bring 4 NZ born children into such a insidious regime. Our country is the immoral capital of the South Pacific but who cares as long as Tim Barnett & Helen Clark and the sisterhood are happy!!!!! What a disgraceful Nation when the government is promoting such hatred towards innocent men. P J Burns- Heartbroken Father celebrating his 4th Christmas of saddness!!!!

    Comment by Peter Burns — Sun 19th December 2004 @ 7:36 am

  2. There’s history in em here pages.

    Lest we forget.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 19th June 2017 @ 6:46 pm

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