Awatere-Huata hangs on

I was surprised that the Court of Appeal decided in favour of Awatere-Huata. The High Court ruling was that the decision of what constituted unproportional behaviour was one for a Leader and Caucus, and not for the Court to second guess unless it was clearly unreasonable. The Appeal Judges disagreed by 4 to 1.

Will ACT take the case to the Supreme Court? The law expires in a year anyway and it is also possible Awatere-Huata may be convicted on fraud charges (which would expel her from Parliament) by then anyway.

NZ Herald story is here.

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