Moving forward with an inquiry committee, which happens once a provincial attorney general requests one, means the judicial council will no longer pursue the review panel it announced last month.
That may well come as a relief to the council. New rules that came into effect last summer stipulate the panel must have a member who is a regular citizen. So far though, there is no process in place for selecting the lay person.
Woolley says skipping the review panel means the process will speed up somewhat.
"It goes straight to a body that has the ability to make a recommendation to the council about whether or not Justice Camp should be removed, but it's still a long way from a final determination of the issue. The inquiry panel has to consider everything and then it goes to the judicial council that has to consider it and then it would go to the federal minister of justice and then Parliament."
The case in question involved the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman by a Calgary man, whom she accused of sexually assaulting her over a bathroom sink during a house party.
During the trial Camp repeatedly called the woman "the accused" and asked her, "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?" and, "Why didn't you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you?"
Camp acquitted the man but Alberta's Court of Appeal overturned the ruling last year and ordered a new trial. The three judges wrote that Camp's comments gave rise to doubts about his understanding of the law governing sexual assaults.
By then, now-former Justice Minister Peter MacKay had promoted Camp to the Federal Court.
Camp has since apologized and committed to attending gender-sensitivity counselling. The Federal Court has announced Camp won't be hearing any cases for the time being.
If Robin Camp made the same sort of gender bias errors towards a male, we would not be hearing anything.
But it does show the fear that Judges have of making the "feminist wrong" decision and why they live in terror of makinga decision that feminists will not approve of.
When the government appointed judicial selectors announce privately to the Feminist their ideas on judges, they do not proceed until ever feminist group has had a chance to provide their input.
No other lobby group in Canada has such a power.
It's got so bad that lawyers routinely get phone calls from feminists wanting to get "dirt" on any judge they don't know about.
Ottawa Mens Centre