Tsai’s choices to head up legal bodies scrutinized

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Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) nominees to head up the Judicial Yuan and the Council of Grand Justices were put under the scrutiny of lawmakers and legal experts yesterday.

Probing questions and requests to clarify their stances on legal issues were posed to the nominees at a public hearing of the legislature yesterday.

Although the seven nominees did not attend yesterday’s hearing, the session as conducted by lawmakers and legal experts was part of the process for which the legislature will either confirm or reject the whole slate or some of the nominated names.

Tsai’s nominations were the former grand justice Hsu Tzong-li (許宗力) for president of the Judicial Yuan, and Taiwan High Court judge Tsai Chung-tun (蔡?燉) for vice president of the body. The five nominees for the Council of Grand Justices were: National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Law Dean Jan Sheng-lin (詹森林), NTU law professor Hwang Jau-yuan (黃昭元), National Chiayi University professor Hsu Chih-hsiung (許志雄), attorney at law firm Baker & McKenzie Remington Huang (黃瑞明), and former high court judge and Judicial Yuan secretary-general Chang Chiung-wen (張瓊文).     [FULL  STORY]

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