Judge joins calls for Ma to drop council nominee

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 26, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

A Taipei District Court judge has joined calls to retract nominations to the Council of Grand Justices, saying one of the nominees played a role in a miscarriage of justice in a 1989 case.

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Thursday sparked a firestorm over his naming of Shilin District Court President Lin Jyun-yi (林俊益) among four nominees to seats on the Council of Grand Justices, which is responsible for interpretation of the Constitution.

Legal reform organizations cited a case in 1989, when Lin was a public prosecutor in Taipei.     [FULL  STORY]

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