Sunday, December 13, 2015


God loves a trier ... but I really think that Smith's lawyer, Tony Ellis, is pushing the envelope in attempting to have the escaping from custody charges against him dropped on the basis that the Brazilian Judge who ordered his deportation back to NZL had dementia and could not tell right from wrong and that therefore the deportation order was ultra varis.

If one was to accept the Ellis argument then I guess his next step would be to petition that Smith be sent back to Brazil ... and all this per courtesy of legal aid.

OK, I accept Smith's lawyer has a duty of care to represent his client to the best of his ability but this is an argument going nowhere.

1 comment:

The Realist said...

Perhaps Ellis has dementia