Liberian Chief Justice Nudges Jurors To See Service As ‘National Duty’

By Comfort M. Johnson MONROVIA—Supreme Court Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor has urged jurors to consider their service as a national duty and make sound decisions in cases. He stressed that people who serve as jurors perform “a very important role” in society, and should therefore decide cases based on the evidence adduced during trial, adding that jurors’ service is enshrined in the Constitution. Chief Justice Korkpor was speaking Friday at an orientation ceremony for prospective jurors held in the banquet hall of the Supreme Court of Liberia. He indicated…

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Liberian Chief Justice Warns Media Against Unethical Practices

By Ballah M. Kollie MONROVIA,(LINA) – The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia has warned media institutions against the publication of “outright lies” that erode public confidence in the judiciary and the country’s judicial system. “While we are making efforts to restore credibility and integrity in the judiciary, a handful of our citizens and some members of the print and electronic media are bent on discrediting our efforts in the name of freedom of speech and of the press,” Justice Francis Korkpor said. He said while Article 15of…

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Johnny Lewis 1946-2015: Liberian Chief Justice

Hawa Wesseh Former Liberian Chief Justice Johnnie Lewis is dead. He was 69. Chief Justice Lewis, had been ailing for some time, and will be remembered according to friends and family members for beginning the reforms which are currently ongoing in the judiciary branch as Liberia seeks to entrench the rule of law after almost three decades of social and political upheaval in the West African country. He earned his bachelors from the University of Liberia, followed by another bachelor in laws from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law…

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