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Emer O'Kelly : Judges must now decide whether or not our Constitution allows for compassion

A man called Brian Murray said during the week that "the State cannot criminalise private behaviour because it doesn't like it", a quiet, level-headed statement.

Not surprising, because Brian Murray is a senior counsel, and he said it in the High Court. But behind it lies a depth of soul-destroying misery that each of us can only hope we will never personally have to face, as we contemplate in horror what Mr Murray's client is enduring.

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