Archive for May, 2012
Stuff front-page tease for an Oddstuff story about Canadian police waiting for a thief who swallowed a $26,000 diamond to produce the evidence:
This, too, shall pass
The Court of Appeal has dismissed Vince Siemer’s appeal against being held in contempt for posting a suppressed judgment about the Urewera case. (I discussed the High Court decision here, predicting this appeal and this outcome). Of interest to trainspotters is the way the Court of Appeal has grounded the court’s ability to suppress parts […]
I see from today’s story about convicted rapist Brad Shipton that one of his parole conditions is that he give no interviews (presumably to the media).
I guess this is to protect victims from anguish caused by what he might say. But I have to say, that seems an extreme restriction on his speech rights. It […]