The Press Union of Liberia is calling for reforms in the Liberian constitution in order to enhance the independence of the judicial branch of government, following the impeachment of former Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh from the Supreme Court.
Senate Pro Tempore Albert Chie has requested that the Senate’s Committee on Judiciary investigate Bomi’s Sen. Sando Johnson for allegedly accusing senators of accepting bribe to impeach former associate justice Kabineh Ja’neh.
After the Liberian Senate voted on Friday to impeach Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh from the Supreme Court bench, President George Weah has appointed his replacement, Judge Yussif Kaba.
Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has denied prosecution lawyers’ application to cancel from records the testimony of the former Supreme Court justice, Philip Banks, in the ongoing impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.
On Tuesday, February 19, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor denied and dismissed a motion for him to recuse himself from presiding over the impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.
The much-anticipated impeachment proceeding for Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh suffered another delay on Thursday following a request by the defendant’s lawyer for Chief Justice Francis Korkpor to recuse himself from presiding over the case.
After a bitter election campaign in Nimba’s eighth electoral district that was eventually decided by the Supreme Court, defeated vice presidential candidate Harrison Karnwea is calling on Nimbaians to stop attacking Chief Justice Francis Korkpor for his perceived role in the issue.
Judge Yarmie Q. Gbeisay is fighting to dispel rumors that he influenced a Supreme Court judge to rule in Younquoi’s favor.