Court date set for Electoral Finance Bill judicial review

Excellent news.  NZPA reports that the High Court at Wellington today agreed to urgently hear an application for a judicial review of the Electoral Finance Bill.

It has been set down for 27 November in Wellington.

Even better, the Judge has indicated that if the Government tries to progress the Bill before 27 November, the Court will consider an earlier date.

Now this action can not stop the Electoral Finance Bill being passed into law.   But it can get a decision that the Attorney-General and Crown Law were wrong to claim it does not breach the Bill of Rights.

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