"A PAIR OF SCAREDYPANTS!"
Julian Porter, QC closes Day Three with a novel legal concept (scroll down to the 4pm-ish point in Andrew Coyne's live blog). Plus: The hatemonger has landed, and is laughing too loudly. The Spectator notes the proceedings; Pundita on The Great Sock Shakedown; The cunning 'roos: No court stenographer; and The Blogosphere on trial
~ Here's a novel take: "Khurrum is just an ordinary Canadian guy". Also of note: Do the Socks even know what their own case is about? "The need for limiting interpretation" (isn't that what Islam and Canada have in common?) Plus: "McCarthyism comes to Canada"; and more "understanding" = fewer freedoms;
~ Here's the latest from the mainstream boys: "Maclean's article propagated stereotypes" and more on the stereotypist from The National Post's Brian Hutchinson. Also: The Globe & Mail makes Khurrum Awan sound the soul of reasonableness, and, from The National Post, "Maclean's hearing missing relevance". A trudge through the expert testimony in the news pages of the Vancouver Province, but the paper's editorialists warn of "A freedom we can't surrender" (sorry, but we already have), and a reader warns that "the free speech of every Canadian is on trial". The Vancouver Sun warns that the BCHRT is "murdering its own reputation"; in The Ottawa Citizen David Warren considers it a "tragedy for Canada's Muslims"; and, from a National Post reader, "a mockery of justice". Plus the view from The Amherst Daily News, Lifesite, and CHQR's Rob Breakenridge.