Political News - Law

Jeanne Denham

Lawyer guilty of misconduct after trying to destroy husband's career

Jeanne Denham worked with the Whale Oil blog to try and bring down the then-principal of Kristin School.

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Bain case gave NZ 'black eye'

Justice Ian Binnie slams the handling of David Bain's murder case as 'deficient' and 'unfair'.

The bill is likely to pass through Germany's upper house next week.

Germany legalises gay marriage

It comes days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition vote.

The Prime Minister said while 80 percent of what the Government had been doing around social related services was working, there was still a "big chunk" of services that were failing.

Bill English on family violence: 'Sometimes I think we service misery'

The PM says we need to new ways to address the problem.

Law

Is plain packaging set to be introduced on tobacco products?

It's hoped that a landmark win in Australia will speed up the process in New Zealand.

Kurt Eichenwald

Animated GIF a 'deadly weapon' - US jury

A journalist was allegedly sent a strobing image in an attempt to cause an epileptic seizure.

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India follows NZ, grants rights to rivers

The Ganges has been granted the same legal rights as humans.

Law

Whanganui River is now a person - legally

It comes as a treaty settlement bill was passed on Wednesday afternoon.

Oklahoma Republican Justin Humphrey (Facebook)

'Irresponsible' pregnant women are 'hosts' to babies - Republican

He says current abortion laws have led to a "breakdown in society".

Law

Police considering specific hate crime law

The Police Commissioner says hate crimes are on the rise and they will consider new laws to tackle this.

Law

Toddler given cannabis oil: 'We'd do it again'

Nessie was given cannabis oil at just 18 months old.

Law

Celebrant wants the right to refuse marrying same-sex couples

She thinks the rules are unfair.

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Iran punishes acid attack woman with eye for an eye

She'll be blinded in one eye after her victim was left sightless.

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Russia votes to decriminalise domestic violence

Supporters say it's "traditional Russian family culture".

SoftBank humanoid robot known as Pepper moves its hands at Pepper World 2016 Summer during SoftBank World 2016 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RTSIYNM

Rogue robots spark legal fears

If a robot commits a crime, who's to blame?

Nosh Food Markets may need to shut up shop if a buyer can't be found.

Nosh closure would be bad news for small-scale suppliers - expert

Businesses can protect themselves by taking a few simple steps when debtors go bust, says Prof Michael Gedye.

Law

Hawke's Bay police officers acquitted over assault

Four police officers have been acquitted after being charged with assaulting a man who later died.

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Colin Craig's copyright lawsuit a 'waste of the court's time'

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig's copyright lawsuit has been thrown out by a judge who said it was "vexatious" and a "waste of the court's time".

A Christchurch man has been sentenced to 10 weeks prison for shining a laser at an aircraft  (file)

Man who pointed laser at plane sent to jail

A Christchurch man will spend 10 weeks in prison for pointing a laser at a landing aircraft.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (Reuters / file)

Turkey withdraws bill letting child sex offenders marry victims

Turkey's government has withdrawn a proposal that critics said would have allowed men accused of sexually abusing underage girls to go free if they were married to their victims.