Justice Belle Reduces Notice of Hearing To Three Days

The Scales of Justice

Trial To Begin On Tuesday – December 01, 2009

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 28, 2009 (CUOPM)

High Court Judge His Lordship Mr. Justice Frances Belle, having denied an application for an Injunction from two opposition parliamentarians, will hear a judicial review next week.

Justice Belle in light of the urgency for a ruling in the matter has abridged the four-week Notice of a Hearing to three days in the interest of time.

On Friday, he ordered that the Claimants in the new Constituency Boundaries Commission case, the Hon. Mark Brantley, the First Claimant and the Hon. Shawn Richards, the Second Claimant, file and serve claims for judicial review by the close of business on Monday 30th November 2009.

All Parties are to file and serve submissions by mid-day on Tuesday 1st December and hearing of the matter will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 1st December.

The respondents named in the matter are the Constituency Boundaries Commission, the Electoral Commission, the Supervisor of Elections, the Governor General, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister and the Attorney General.

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