Articles tagged Law

Senior courts will soon be able to advise the Government that legislation is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. The Government hopes it will add another check to Governmental power in New Zealand, but Thomas Coughlan reports this may just add bark to our ultimately toothless constitution. It doesn't hand ultimate power to the courts over Parliament, as some have hoped (or feared.)

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has delivered a blow - of sorts - to Kiwi backers of a written constitution, discussing his experience with the “narrow and confining” US Constitution during a speech to a Wellington audience.