The Office of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner must be the greatest affront to justice in New Zealand. Recently High Court Justice Toogood struck out a judicial review claim against the Commissioner for refusing to conduct a preliminary investigation of a misconduct complaint against a judge. Judge Toogood said in the judgment that a primary duty of the Commisisoner was to protect the independence of judges and holding judges accountable for their actions was contrary to such independence. To get around the Commissioner's admission he failed his statutory duty to investigate every complaint, Toogood declared that "reading" the complaint was sufficient investigation.

The cosy relationship between overseer and judges should make every law respecting Kiwi sick to their stomach with disgust.