Supreme Court to end legal business for its October Term
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Supreme Court of Liberia is set to end legal business for its October Term this Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the Temple of Justice.
Earlier, the Court closed for its October Term but later reopened a Special Session in order to adjudicate election dispute cases arising from the December 8, 2020, Special Senatorial Election.
Chief Justice Francis Korkpor said:” The Supreme Court will hand down opinions in other cases before closing.”
According to ELBC Judicial Reporter, the High Court is hurriedly ending legal business in order to reopen next Monday, March 8, 2021, for the March Term consistent with the law.
The law states: “The Supreme Court shall hold two terms annually, commencing on the Second Monday of October and March and continuing as long as the business before the Court is required.”
Still at the Court, Criminal Court ‘C’ is expected to approve the Liberian Government lawyers’ demand seeking to dismiss their criminal indictment against Lebanese Businessman George Haddad and two others.
Mr. Haddad, Dew Mayson and Patricial Fahnbulleh were earlier indicted by the state, in connection with an eight-hundred United States Dollars theft case.
The Court confirmed Monday, March 1, 2021, that Judge Blamo Nelson will entertain legal argument into Government lawyers’ request before any approval.
Our Judicial Reporter said that though State Lawyers’ request to the Court did not state any reasons, Chapter 18, Section 18.1 of the Criminal Procedure Law gives them the legal authority to dismiss an indictment against a defendant with the right to re-file.