The Globe and Mail, "Religious groups ‘free to determine’ membership, rules: Supreme Court"
From religious groups to political parties, Canada’s voluntary associations have won a major victory at the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled on Thursday that judges have no business reviewing their decisions. The case before the court involved a question of religious membership. Randy Wall of Calgary was expelled from a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation over two incidents of intoxication, including one in which he was allegedly verbally abusive to his wife. He sought “judicial review” in the courts, which is a second look by a judge at whether the procedures used to expel him were fair.