NZ Herald: Supreme Court upholds decision saying ban on prisoner voting inconsistent with Bill of Rights

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Denying New Zealand’s prisoners the right to vote is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights, the country’s highest court has ruled.

The Supreme Court released its judgment today upholding an earlier High Court decision saying the courts had jurisdiction to make a “declaration of inconsistency”.

A majority of the five Supreme Court judges, comprising Chief Justice Sian Elias, Justice Susan Glazebrook and Justice Ellen France, dismissed the Attorney-General’s appeal of the High Court’s ruling.

Justice William Young and Justice Mark O’Regan dissented.

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