I doubt the Herald will be keeping Peter Lyons on for long, either...
Crown solicitors – as independant contractors to the crown would seem to be prime targets for FOIA requests ….
Yeah, nah. Legal privilege is a valid reason for withholding info. Also, just OIA in NZ (or LGOIMA for local governmant). FOIA is US only. ;-)
So..if Gisler was acting under instructions…that would be the police?
No, as I said, the client would be Crown Law. Crown Law is the government's law firm. It works closely with police in terms of prosecutions, and some police officers are Crown Prosecutors. I didn't say that this approach would be effective, just that it was the route to tak if you were complaining about a lawyer's behaviour.
Ah, but wouldn't it be nice if there was some mechanism whereby mere mortals can have the behaviour of a prosecuting lawyer investigated?
Make a complaint to the Law Society, if you want (which is the standard practice for dealing with mis-behaving lawyers), but a Crown Prosecutor for hire operates on the instructions of his/her client, the Crown. If the Crown (as in Crown Law) gave detailed instructions to Gisler and she followed them, there is no actual bad behaviour on her part. If she pushed for the harder sentence on her own initiative, that's a different matter.
There seems to be much shit going on behind the scenes here.
One was by a Mexican American who spoke to her in Spanish and then got mad at her for not being able to speak the language back.
Did she have a cellphone?
Or is it just part of his activities as an unpaid shill for the National Party?
We assume he's not paid...
Would some caring soul please take away Mr Salmond's shovel? Y'know, before he actually gets to China?
Steve (Curtis), I’ve blocked you from commenting. Your behaviour is in bad faith, hostile and not acceptable.
Hes a big boy , doesnt need the nomenklatura to play minder.
You're being a dick, Mr Curtis.
Russell, I think that perhaps for Speaker posts it’s a good idea to include a line about the author’s political party affiliations and employment.