Google did not decide to remove anything.
It was ordered by a court, a weary giant of flesh and steel, to remove from its index all articles that anyone wants removed.
The articles themselves are not removed. That would be impossible. This is the internet.
The articles in question can no longer be found with Google. They can still be found with Bing, Duck Duck Go, Baidu, or your own toy web-crawler. This is the internet.
Is it poor judgement by Google to obey the law?
Or is it poor judgement by the people to publish things they don't want to be public?
Or to draw attention to the things they don't want you to know about?