Review grand justice nominations, KMT urges

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 29, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday called on all the legislative caucuses to respect the Constitution and immediately initiate the procedure to review President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) nominations for grand justices.

Ma has nominated lawyer Huang Horng-shya (黃虹霞), Deputy Minister of Justice Wu Chen-huan (吳陳鐶), National Taiwan University law professor Tsai Ming-cheng (蔡明誠) and Shilin District Court President Lin Jyun-yi (林俊益) as grand justices, nominations that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and some groups say is unconstitutional, as it is the second time Ma has nominated candidates during his term of office.

KMT deputy caucus whip Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) said it is a convention for the president to nominate new grand justices at the end of the terms of office of the incumbents.     [FULL  STORY]

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