An electoral law expert explains the latest ruling from Speaker Trevor Mallard that has parliament up in arms
The judgment on whether David Scott, who is seeking election on the Kāpiti Coast, is fit for public office should lie with the voters, rather than the law-makers.
The National leader says census data is so ropey we should halt redrawing electorate boundaries. Down that path lie 'alternative facts'.
The Court of Appeal has decided that China's criminal justice system is so flawed that an alleged murderer living in New Zealand should not be extradited there.
Publicly telling the world a bunch of private visitors intend to cause prisoner revolts is a very good way of giving prison authorities “reasonable grounds” to deny you entry.
The Police have referred their investigation into $100,000 in donations to the National Party to the Serious Fraud Office. It's plainly a very bad look but can we deduce much else?
The National MP's self-righteous defence for halting yesterday's meeting ignored the essential role the Opposition plays in upholding the select committee process, writes Andrew Geddis.
Accusing parliament’s Speaker of behaving in a biased fashion undermines the necessary authority of the office
Everyone's a loser in Colin Craig's defamation case against blogger Cameron Slater – but the only victim is Rachel MacGregor, the woman for whom this saga has become a living nightmare.
A Jerusalem court has ruled that two New Zealand women should cough up almost $19,000 in damages after calling for Lorde to boycott Israel. The chances of that being enforceable, however, are extremely slim
If the Otago University proctor won't respect students' private property rights, students may have to take matters into their own hands, writes Otago law professor Andrew Geddis.
Unhappy with Newsroom's coverage of him in recent weeks, Sir Ray Avery has filed a complaint with NetSafe, whose decision on the complaint may be a landmark one.
If you think there's an easy answer on the whole Lauren Southern/Stefan Molyneux saga, law professor Andrew Geddis reckons you probably haven't thought about it hard enough.
The NZ Police have apologised to journalist Nicky Hager over their tactics in seeking to identify Rawshark following the publication of Dirty Politics. And it must never happen again
Jones is calling on Air NZ to reinstate regional routes that have been closed for commercial reasons – thereby demonstrating a deep misunderstanding of the national airline's legal duties, writes law professor Andrew Geddis.
A High Court hearing was this week shut off to everyone, including media, something even the judge calls 'anathema to the fundamental concepts of fairness'.
The NZ authors of an open letter are being pursued under an Israeli law designed to prevent ‘damage to the state of Israel through boycott’. But is it a serious threat? Law professor Andrew Geddis writes.
A new Green MP is under fire over her past work as a legal intern in a team defending men accused of war crimes in Rwanda. Do the criticisms hold water?