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?
Andrew Geddis assesses the shape and viability of the new Jacinda Ardern led government. And sings the praises of two individuals, one from the Greens, the other National.
Yesterday Massey University's Claire Robinson argued against this being a change election with reference to prior results. Here the University of Otago's Andrew Geddis suggests that these endless circular arguments are simply in the eye of the beholder.
The sight of a small party going to the courts to seek a place on a television debate has become a regular sight in our election campaigns. Andrew Geddis walks us through the debate about the debates.
The High Court has agreed that the payout for the miscarriage of justice was insufficient. Law professor Andrew Geddis explains the basis for that decision
The Green co-leader today ruled herself out of a future cabinet role after admissions about lying to Winz and in her voter registration details. But how bad, really, was the breach of electoral law, asks Andrew Geddis
The story of Todd Barclay's behaviour towards his electorate staff has become a lot more interesting, as new details about efforts to cover it up emerge. A crucial question, writes law professor Andrew Geddis, surrounds claims of pressure put on his former electorate agent to withdraw her complaint
Colin Craig says he has filed defamation proceedings against his former secretary Rachel MacGregor, just one of at least five cases the former the Conservative Party leader currently has before the courts. Otago University law professor Andrew Geddis looks at whether Craig's seemingly never-ending legal actions can be stopped.
It seemed Trump had killed the TPP, but it has sprung back to life with English's visit to Japan. His confidence that that the NZ parliament has already approved a TPP11 is misplaced, however, writes Andrew Geddis.