Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On Marie Heinen: A Brief Note

If one person came out the whole Ghomeshi mess unsoiled it was Marie Heinen.  Now stupid journalists are asking her if she thinks she's betrayed the sisterhood and other such nonsense.  She shouldn't have to answer.  It isn't her fault that the crown witnesses all went up in flames, or that the crown's attorneys stood around like a bunch of gormless boobs watching their barn burn down.  And I'll tell you something: if I got in trouble and had the $, her law firm (Henein and Associates) would be the first name on my lips.  And if I was a First Nation's rep I would be after her to expand out into land-claims.  And if I was Greenpeace I'd try and get her to do bro bono work on behalf of the whales. She is the only one of the entire crew around that trial who seemed to know what her job was and how to do it.  The rest of the cast--the activists, the crown lawyers, the witnesses themselves. I wouldn't trust them to organize a fist-fight at an Irish wedding.


deb said...

Well Said.
*though I can feel sympathy for the victims and do, I still believe that lawyers have to do a job even if its representing assholes*

The Mound of Sound said...

She handled Mansbridge pretty deftly as he kept skirting the issues of degrading or eliminating presumption of innocence and proof beyond a reasonable doubt in sexual assault cases without ever having the guts to just come out and say it.