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PHOTOS: The Liberian Supreme Court

LIBERIA SUPREME COURT PUTS STAY ORDER ON PRESIDENTIAL POLL:  “The Supreme Court’s decision is an example of an increasingly assertive role some African judiciaries are playing in overseeing elections. Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled the results of a presidential election in August. National Elections Commission chairman Jerome Korkoya questioned the need for the Supreme Court’s decision, which he said has halted preparations for the vote, including training polling station staff. “Let me categorically say I see no reason, legal or otherwise, for such an order,” he told reporters. “The election was transparent…

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Legislative Mercenary Impeachment Proceedings

A recent petition by a handful of disgruntled lawmakers (Senators Dan Morais, Peter Coleman and Jim Tornolah, and Representatives George Mulbah and Numene Bartekwah), calling for the impeachment of three Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia for judicial opinion which the Associate Justices recently rendered in the latest Code of Conduct case, is misguided, unthoughtful, violates Article 73 of the Liberian Constitution, and is reminiscent of political mercenerism – an attempt to arm-twist the judiciary in discharge of its duties. Article 73 provides, “No judicial official shall be…

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Liberia Supreme Court Jailed Security Officer Over Bathroom Incident

By Hawa Wesseh Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor ruled Wednesday, against security officer Levi Johnson of the RIA, sentencing him to one week jail time at the Central Prison in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. The Supreme Court of Liberia imprisoned the officer who works at the Robert International Airport (RIA) for what has been termed ‘disrespecting a female associate justice,’ and will now be remanded for one week. Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, sources say, got her feelings hurt and complained to her colleagues. According to sources, Justice Yuoh went…

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Court Rules In Senate Favor

The Supreme Court of Liberia has handed down ruling in favor of the Liberian Senate in the case involving Senator Oscar Cooper of Margibi County verses the Government of Liberia and the Liberian Senate. The court decision followed a conference between His Honor Kabineh M. Ja’neh, Associate Justice in Chamber, the Liberian Senate and the Liberia International Ship and Corporate Registry over the recent ratification of a deal between the government and LISCR. The Supreme Court’s action came as a result of a writ of prohibition filed to the Court…

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Liberian Senatorial Election Set for December20,2014

By P. Oxford Brown MONROVIA—Liberia’s senatorial elections will now be held on December 20th, exactly in two days. Earlier last week, The Supreme Court of Liberia threw out the prohibition issued and the stay order placed on the special senatorial election which was slated for December 16, this year. Chief Justices Korkpor told the court that on November 3, 2014, Cllr Jerome Korkoya, Chairmam of the National Election Commission announced December 16, 2014 as the new date for the holding of the special senatorial election. The Chief Justice said the…

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Press Freedom And The Liberian Supreme Court

By Dagbayonoh Kiah Nyanfore II I recently researched cases  which the Liberian Supreme Court had decided on regarding press freedom.  The just passed decision of the court resulting in the closure of FrontPage Africa newspaper and the imprisonment of its editor and publisher Rodney Sieh prompted the study. My major finding is that on almost all of the cases, the court ruled against press freedom or freedom of speech. In the 1861 landmark case Dennis v. Bowser, the court overturned the lower court verdict, which had favored the plaintiff. Dennis…

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No Justice for the Poor: Another Dark Day Against The Poor In Liberia

        BY Vandandlark R.Patricks It is very much frustrating to hear again that justice has been stabbed in the back especially against a poor Liberian who is struggling to make life better for his family. My attention has actually been drawn to a case between the Bah Bai and Jesse K. Mulbah as Defendants versus Madam Mary Sheriff as Plaintiff. This case raises serious interest in the lives of the down thrown masses both in Liberia and in the Diaspora because of its outcome. From all indications,…

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