Posts by Keir Leslie

  • Legal Beagle: Crown appeals in criminal cases,

    I kinda don't think the Crown should be able to appeal a discharge without conviction. The court has decided the offence didn't merit a conviction -- and we don't let the Crown challenge that in general. So why should this one form of decision be challengeable?

    The fact you can scrounge around and use judicial review as a backdoor at the DC level just seems to indicate that the use of judicial review as a backdoor appeal system is kinda screwy, no?

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…,

    More useful than a provisional roll, just let people vote at 16. Voting's a habit and people are more deeply tied into communities when 16-18, at school & home, than when living in flats often in different cities.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming, in reply to steven crawford,

    It's kinda counterproductive if you're KDC and want to change the government at the upcoming election though.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    I suspect Internet /Mana don't care if they scare moderate voters away from Labour, as long as they increase their own vote. (Or, rather, I suspect that all the incentives run that way, and I suspect the party acts as if that's true, even if the lead actors may consciously know that it's self-defeating.)

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    No, I don't mean that the papers should do that. I mean that there's clearly a calculation by the Nats that it's better to take those cheap hits and avoid letting Collins front, or Key give any answer that's not "at the end of the day".

    Definitely the Waikato Times shouldn't have run that story.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    Still, if the Nats are going to run a small target media strategy, they must get that this means there’s going to be a flood of fill-the-vacuum stories — see the pretty minor “Judith Collins names a lane after a mate” story yesterday.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Oh yeah, it's super lazy from the media to run a story on Curwen's say-so alone - I'm quite surprised it made it that far.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Snicker. I think that story may be the product of some feverish imaginations.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    Even if the notification was just to the PM's Office, the PM's Office doesn't exist independently of the PM. It's actions are his actions, and what it knows he knows, otherwise the entire basis of responsible government collapses.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We can do better than this, in reply to Idiot Savant,

    More in "let's not go to the pub after" kind of a way.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1320 posts Report Reply

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