Lawyers Want Judges To Serve For Life

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Two members of the legal fraternity called for judicial officers in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to serve life tenures.

The overtures were made Monday at a Special Sitting for late Justice of Appeal and High Court Judge, Albert Redhead.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sir Gerald Watt QC asked his legal colleagues, “How can you in a small country or countries… how can we continue to retire judges at 62 unless it is ill health and then retire them at 65 when once they are at the top of their games?”.

“Why do we continue to do it?” Sir Gerald mused, adding, “It is ridiculous!”

The proposal was met with agreement by Attorney, Hugh Marshall Jr. , who said, “I want to join the call on the appointment of judges for life”.

“I think it is a serious indictment on our jurisprudence; the manner in which we have allowed this practice of retiring judges at 62 and 65 to continue and for us to remain silent about it”, Marshall Jr. declared.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. In other words, you want to die on the job?
    Is that’s what I’m understanding? So,
    LEAVES NO ROOM FOR UPWARD MOBILITY OF ASPIRANTS?
    SMH.

  2. To serve life tenures
    ” I think it is a serious indictment on our jurisprudence; the manner in which we have allowed this practice of retiring judges at 62 and 65 to continue and for us to remain silent about it”, Marshall Jr. declared.
    Tell us something new, you all remain silent on everything else except when it concern the legal fraternity what a shame. I am taking five minute break in the house of parliament want judges to do like him, people must know when their time is up and it’s time to exit the scene.

  3. If ordinary working citizens have to go at 65 so should judges!…unless you all have the cure for dementia and corruption?.

    • Precisely.

      Judges need to understand that they are not above the humans whose cases they decide. It is rather egotistical to even want to serve for life.

      Make your contribution and go please.

  4. NA AAAAH! MUGABE MENTALITY!

    That is the problem with those that have enjoyed the ‘…novelty’ that goes with certain high-profile positions.

    Developing a Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe mentality.’

    How would the young promising attorneys aspire to the ‘…top of the legal profession,’ if those that have ‘…reached the end of their tether, (not tenure), become stumbling blocks?

    Don’t stay. Make way, not blocks, ‘ Sir Gerald.

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