Ja’neh’s Impeachment Trial to Commence Late November?

first_imgAssociate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh fate to be decided on Thursday, February 14, 2019.-Authoritative Senate Source hints Daily ObserverDays after voting to amend Rule #63 of the Standing Rules of the Liberian Senate, there are indications that, after all, the impeachment trial of embattled Supreme Court Justice Kabineh Ja’neh will go ahead in late November.The source, who is a member of the leadership of the Senate, informed the Daily Observer on late Monday, November 12, that legal minds close to the Senate are currently preparing what is expected to be used as a timeline for the trial, which he said may commence before the last sitting of this extraordinary session and will run into December.“In fact, we are expected to start seeing activities towards that ill-advised legal maneuvering as early as this week; but we will remain resolute that there are more legitimate and pressing national issues that need our urgent attention and intervention. The time is prudently not right for such a political issue as an impeachment of an Associate Justice,” the source declared.The source further said the next three weeks of the extraordinary session will transform the Senate Chamber into the busiest center for one of the most unprecedented legal battles for years to come.The Senate, through its Committee on Judiciary, last week voted to accept an amendment to Rule #63 of its Standing Rules, which was prepared to fall in compliance with Article 43 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, and would be used during impeachment trials for the President, Vice President, Chief Justice and Associate Justices, among others.Many legal luminaries told the Daily Observer that, though Justice Ja’neh will not be guilty of all that is contained in the impeachment document, he may once again set another legal record and even gain more popularity by resigning before the trial.It can be recalled that former Chief Justice Chea Cheapoo in the late 1980s, under the regime of President Samuel Kanyon Doe, was set up on bribery allegations and impeached; but he refused to face trial and resigned, saying: “I will not appear before that kangaroo court.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Local swimmers excel in secondary events

first_imgDaniel Colvin shook off a slow start in the 100 free to win in 48.79 and added a victory in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.52. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Highland of Palmdale sophomore Sara Pino, a Div. IV finalist a year ago, won going away in the girls’ 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley in her first competition of the season. And Highland senior Billy Bishop, a Masters meet qualifier last season in the boys’ 50free, competed only in the 100 backstroke and relays, deciding to scratch the 100 butterfly after recovering from a recent illness. LANCASTER – Although many of the Antelope Valley’s top swimmers were competing in their secondary events Saturday at Eastside Pool, they weren’t going to be content with second-place finishes at the Knight of Palmdale Invitational. Palmdale sophomore Mary Brown, the reigning Southern Section Div. IV girls’ 50-yard freestyle champion, demonstrated her versatility by adding a convincing victory in the 100backstroke. center_img “It’s all about the Quartz Hill meet. That’s what I’m getting ready for,” said Bishop, who also helped Highland defeat the rival Rebels in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. “But this was good for me to get some work in.” Highland also won the 200medley and 400 free relays on the girls’ side, with Pino teaming with Ashley Cecil, Shannon Emmons and Jenna Poitras. Cecil added a victory in the 100free (57.13), finishing ahead of Lancaster’s Falicia Mazzella (58.57). Aside from the dominance of the Golden League competitors, two of the most impressive swimmers were Paraclete of Lancaster’s Natalia Orellano and Brittany Shoengarth. Orellano won the 500 free (6:07.02) and took second in the 200 free (2:18.77), and Shoengarth finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:06.45) and third in the 200 IM (2:26.42). Britney Blankenship was the lone individual winner for Quartz Hill, capturing the 100butterfly in 1:01.41. Blankenship finished third in the 100backstroke. The Rebels had the only two multiple-event winners in the boys’ competition, with Dan Tran outlasting Burroughs of Ridgecrest’s Arturo Ochoa 1:56.68 to 1:58.94 in the 200free, and following it up with a strong performance in the 200IM (2:09.63) to complete the impressive double. last_img read more

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