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Links 1 through 10 of 93 by Peter Cresswell tagged Law

This is what leapt out of my newspaper this morning: NZ HERALD: Hemmings' murderer had killed before The man who murdered Good Samaritan Austin Hemmings in central Auckland spent eight years...

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“As usurpation is the exercise of power, which another hath a right to; so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which no body can have a right to.”       &...

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The Standard is aghast, “3 strikes law could increase murders – Nats’ secret official advice” screams the headline.     While they have been telling us that three strikes will reduce ...

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The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people—and especially of government—always have effects that are unanticipated or "unintended." Economists and other social scientists have heeded its power for cen

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A new Bill allowing the state to seize the assets of criminals is not just wrong because those assets will be digested by the maw of the state rather than used to help restore the lives and property of the victims of said criminals, but it's wrong because

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More in sadness than joy, I have to report that Tim Wikiriwhi, the tireless Libertarianz spokesman to deregulate Maori Affairs, has resigned his post and resigned the party. His resignation disappoints me greatly; the reason is the different estimate that

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"We're vindicated," says the chairman of the Parole Board. It wasn't our fault, says the Correction Board. Do you spot the problem here? One man was killed after a violent four-day rampage, just six months after this killer had been released from prison .

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Those who rely on the incorruptibility of policemen in their arguments for more controls might like to give some thought to the character of Messrs Shipton, Schollum and Rickards.

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Michael Bassett makes the point in a recent column that justice delayed is justice denied -- that these days one may wait up to five years just for a court fixture, with all the attendant costs and anguish and uncertainties. It was not always so, he says,

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