precedent

Why is it that New Zealand's Supreme Court thinks that foreign law helps us know what our law should be?

Pretend you are a judge ... one who has worked your way up to sitting on New Zealand's highest court. And you have a case in front of you. It is a dispute between (at least) two parties, who want you to say what you think is the correct legal resolution to their conflict.

A groundbreaking ruling in Canada means any Prime Minister faced with a confidence vote can pull the plug on Parliament by running to the Governor General

The face of Canadian politics has changed dramatically and not necessarily for the better in terms of upholding the We