The Establishment of a Supreme Law Constitution in New Zealand

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The establishment of a supreme law constitution in New Zealand would enable the judiciary to have a stronger role, and greater power, to check the executive and legislative branches of government. At present our laws do not allow our judiciary the power that the American judiciary enjoys. The creation of a supreme law constitution enforced by the judiciary would enhance the judiciary’s present role and powers and its ability to act as a check on the other branches of government. This can be seen through the idea of a supreme law constitution, compared with New Zealand’s current constitution, the present nature and extent of the New Zealand judiciary’s role and power to check the other branches; and the role and powers that the judiciary would have under a supreme law constitution, and how this would change its ability to check the other branches of government. America has supreme law because their constitutional document is supreme which means it is the supreme law of the land and overrules all other law in America that is not within the constitution. Their supreme law constitution differs from New Zealand’s current constitution as there is no entrenched law that forms New Zealand’s constitution. America’s constitution distinctly sets out the powers as well as the restrictions of the executive, legislature and judiciary in the own sections. They do not have an overlap between their branches like New Zealand’s system. America has put its Bill of Rights in its
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