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A proposed new law would sweep away arrangements that have served this country well and force serving judges to apply to the lay-majority commission for judicial appointments

28th April, 2019

Our judiciary has served the country and the people well since the enactment of the Constitution. Our judges, men and women, have been incorruptible, independent and loyal to that Constitution in accordance with the declaration they make before assuming office.

The Constitution clearly provides that the function of selecting eligible persons for appointment as judges is the sole duty and prerogative of the members of the government, the executive arm of the state. That function...

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