Yes yes yes – I take back all the bad things I have ever thought about the Supreme Court!
The Supreme Court has over-ruled the Court of Appeal, and is allowing ACT to expel Donna Awatere-Huata from Parliament using the Electoral Integrity Act.
I am confident that Rodney Hide has set a new land speed record in running over to the Speaker’s Office with the no longer injuncted letter. Hunt will presumably gazette her seat falling vacant in the next few days.
I actually think the Electoral Integrity Act is an awful piece of legislation, and it is a travesty it was ever passed. Luckily it will expire at the next general election. However not using everything at one’s disposal to oust Donna would have been a biigger travesty so congratulations to Richard and Rodney.
Rodney is understandably happy. He now has one less distraction.