LEGAL WRANGLE:While the KMT believes Hsu Tzong-li’s appointment as Judicial Yuan president would be unconstitutional, the DPP said many academics disagree
Date: Oct 01, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Lawmakers yesterday quarreled over a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) proposal — which it later
passed using its legislative majority — to change the legislative agenda so that the review process of the president’s nominations for Judicial Yuan president, vice president and five grand justices could begin.
DPP lawmakers arrived in the chamber early to make sure that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers could not occupy the speaker’s podium, a scenario the former had been expecting.
The KMT has been insisting that the review of Hsu Tzong-li’s (許宗力) nomination for Judicial Yuan president be suspended because Hsu is a former grand justice — a post he left in 2011 — which the party says disqualifies him from holding the post.
The KMT caucus said whether Hsu can be appointed should be resolved by a constitutional interpretation before the nomination process could proceed. [FULL STORY]