Supreme Court Roots Out Discrimination Against Illegitimate Children

Supreme Court Roots Out Discrimination Against Illegitimate Children It has been a 50-year project to root out discrimination of all kinds from the statute books and the Supreme Court took another important step in that direction when it ruled that deporting a Jamaican criminal would be to punish him for the accident of his birth outside wedlock. The Home Office issued a deportation order against the man after he was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for nine years. Aged in his 30s, he had been living in England since he was a baby, following his birth in Jamaica to unmarried parents. His mother was Jamaican but his father was a…