Yesterday I spent the morning at the High Court.
I was all set to argue the point about my media status and all of a sudden things got a little strange.
Not to worry a new date has been set and the Judge is seeking counsel to assist. I am ok with the proceedings as they were today.
A Queen’s counsel will be asked to weigh in on Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater’s appeal over whether he is part of the media.
Slater’s appeal was adjourned today in the High Court in Auckland with Justice Raynor Asher saying the issue was “quite important”. It would require an interpretation of an aspect of Section 68 of the Evidence Act for the first time.
Slater and businessman Matthew Blomfield are representing themselves.
The judge said he wanted a defamation expert appointed as amicus curiae – an adviser to the court – to research the law and give him an impartial view before he made his decision.Â Read more »