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New Zealand’s imperial judiciary

Who gave them the power? They did

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

If you cast your eyes across the Tasman right now, you can see the beginnings of an imperial judiciary, the makings of which are being cheered on at every step by many of those in the lawyerly caste and in the law schools. What do I mean by ‘an imperial judiciary’? I refer to a country where the top judges – committees of unelected ex-lawyers if we want to deal in specifics – are giving themselves new-found power at the expense of the elected branches of government.

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