Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: Everybody has one,

    I doubt the Herald will be keeping Peter Lyons on for long, either...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Judicial caprice is no way to…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    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. ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Judicial caprice is no way to…, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    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.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Judicial caprice is no way to…, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    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.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to mpledger,

    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?

    </coat'n'hat>

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Protesting private prisons, in reply to Dave Patrick,

    Or is it just part of his activities as an unpaid shill for the National Party?

    We assume he's not paid...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob,

    Would some caring soul please take away Mr Salmond's shovel? Y'know, before he actually gets to China?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Steve (Curtis), I’ve blocked you from commenting. Your behaviour is in bad faith, hostile and not acceptable.

    Thanks, Russell

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob, in reply to Steve Curtis,

    Hes a big boy , doesnt need the nomenklatura to play minder.

    You're being a dick, Mr Curtis.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob, in reply to Tze Ming Mok,

    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.

    +1

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2395 posts Report Reply

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