This is the fascist state writ large.
In their raid on Nicky Hager's home ealier last year the police used the chance to trawl for information to frame Hager and were illegally given access to his bank records without so much as a court order.
Now the court finds that hacked computer files are 'property' and Hager may face criminal charges.
In that case we can expect Cameron Slater to face similar charges for stealing hacking computer files as in the case of Matthew Blomfield which is discussed seperately. But no, the government, the police and now (it seems) subservient judiciary are not interested. Slater was acting in the interests of the National Party, and therefore, by extension, the State.
When the judiciary upholds the police in this case, the police go after Nicky Hager but Cameron Slater remains untouched you KNOW that rule of law is just a fig.