Justice Chang throws out gov’t challenge of parliamentary committees

– says court has no jurisdiction

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang this afternoon threw out the Constitutional Motion brought by government to challenge the numerical make up of parliamentary select committees saying that the court had no authority.

Reading a lengthy ruling, Justice Chang said the court has no further jurisdiction to deal with this matter as to do so would be to interfere in internal workings of the National Assembly.

After dismissing the motion he awarded costs in the sums of $75,000 and $40,000 respectively to lawyers representing Opposition Leader David Granger and Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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