Bye bye medieval laws

The Herald reports:

The Government has repealed a law that Justice Minister Andrew Little has described as “medieval, archaic and unjust”.
Parliament last night unanimously passed the Crimes Amendment Bill, which repealed the “year and a day” rule as well as axed laws prohibiting blasphemy and imposed harsher sentences for would-be livestock thieves.

Good on the Government for doing this. While not the highest of priorities, it is a good thing to get rid of archaic laws, especially ones that had a potential chilling effect on freedom of speech.

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