The New Zealand government has reportedly delayed the implementation of the 3 strikes law that it passed last year. It was due to come into force at the end of this week (28 Feb.). Pity they didn't have their second thoughts before passing the law.
It would be really interesting to find out what the killer soundbite was that finally got through to the politicos in this instance. It could be useful in this part of the world.
Update: the former minister who pushed the law through parliament is apparently not impressed about it not getting implemented.