The law is an arse | The Jackal

27 Dec 2011

The law is an arse

Today, Anna Leask from the NZ Herald reported:

Now, the Attorney-General has filed a memorandum in the High Court at Auckland seeking $13,669.45 in costs from Ambrose. Those costs include $3760 for hearing preparation costs and counsel fees; $5076 for general costs including researching and filing; $1377.70 for air travel and $278.52 for taxis.

This is how they close people down... by imposing unreasonable costs.

If Ambrose is justified in seeking a declaration from the High Court on whether the teapot tape conversation was in fact private or not... how can they impose costs on him? Without a ruling, no costs should be imposed.

This is more evidence that the law is an arse.