As always, it is my pleasing duty, on behalf of the Supreme Court Bench and the entire Judiciary, to welcome you to the opening of another term of this Court. We thank God for the successful completion of the March 2017 Term of Court and beseech Him for His continued guidance as we begin the October 2017 Term. We must count our blessings as a nation and as a people and always praise God for being so good to us.
Author: Romeo Quoi
Counsellors G. Moses Paegar and Albert Sims of Sherman and Sherman, Inc., in association with Counsellors Frank Musa Dean, Jr., of Dean and Associates, Cyril Jones of Jones and Jones Law Firm, and Emmanuel B. James of the International Group of Legal Advocates and Consultants, appeared for the appellants. Counsellor James Daku Mulbah, County Attorney for Montserrado County, Ministry of Justice, in association with Counsellors Theophilus C. Gould and Othello S. Payman, I, appeared for the appellee.
JUSTICE BANKS DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT
As part of its constitutional mandate specified in the 1986 Constitution, and pursuant to the statutory command stipulated in the Elections Law enacted by the Legislature, done on authority of and in compliance with Article 34() of the Constitution which mandated the Legislature to enact the Elections Law of Liberia for the governance and conduct of elections for public offices in Liberia, the National Elections Commission, movant/appellee herein, on July 2, 2017 commenced, as per prior notification, the nomination process for prospective candidates desirous of contesting the ensuing October 10, 2017 Presidential and General Elections. See Lib. Const. Art
JAMES A. A. PIERRE JUDICIAL INSTITUTE-LIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES FOR APTITUDE TEST-REGION 1, 2, 3, & 4
PROFESSIONAL MAGISTRATES TRAINING PROGRAM CYCLE III
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The government of the Republic of Liberia, through the Judiciary Branch, on Saturday September 2, dedicated a newly constructed Judiciary Complex housing the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court and other Specialized and Magistrate Courts in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.
This is a consolidated opinion in two election cases heard by this Court on August 23, 2017. The cases emanated from District #1 in Senjeh, Bomi County, Liberia. Even though the two cases were separately heard, this Court sua sponte, decided that they should be consolidated and one opinion be delivered in them instead of two separate opinions. Chapter 6, Section 6.3 of the Civil Procedure Law which vests in the courts the power to consolidate provides:
Chief Justice address at dedication of the Newly Constructed 8th Judicial Circuit Sanniquelle Nimba County
It is my pleasing duty, on behalf of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary, to welcome all of you to this dedication ceremony of this judicial complex. I thank you for honoring our invitation with your physical presence.
Madam President, in November 2015, when I invited you to the groundbreaking program for the construction of this court complex, I did so knowing fully well that you are a person who is not so keen on groundbreaking; you rather dedicate a project as a sign of real, tangible development. But I assured you at the time that this project was real, and that it would be completed on schedule. I furthered assured that you would be invited to dedicate this project before you leave office at the end of your administration. So here we are today, ready to open the facility for public use.
CHARGE DELIVERED ON MONDAY AUGUST 14, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M. BY CLLR GEORGE W. SMITH, RESIDENT AND ASSIGNED CIRCUIT JUDGE
In the midst of this political campaigning time and the forthcoming October 10, 2017 presidential and legislative elections, I welcome you ,Mr. Superintendent and County Officials ,the Lord City Mayor and his hardworking Council and crew, civil society organizations, NGO’s , traditional leaders, and all stakeholders in the administration of justice ,to the formal opening of this Honorable Court, pursuant to a mandate of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia and in keeping with Law, commanding me to hold and preside over the August A.D. 2017 Term of the 15th Judicial Circuit , River Gee County ,Republic of Liberia.
His Honor Francis S. Korkpor, Sr. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Justices of the Honorable Supreme Court of Liberia, Assigned judges of the First Judicial Circuit and other judges of Courts of Record, The President and members of the Liberia National Bar Association, The President and members of the Montserrado County Bar, The prosecutorial arm of government, The Director and members of the Public Defense team, Magistrates and other judges of lower courts, Members of the fourth estate, Members of the venire, Clerical and ministerial officers, party litigants, distinguish ladies and gentlemen.
On February 27, 2014, the 14th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the appellee herein, by and thru its Bishop, Presiding Elders and Pastors, filed an action of ejectment before the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Montserrado County, sitting in its March Term, A. D. 2014, against Mr. Philip Rambo Sayon, et. al., the appellants herein. The appellee prayed the trial court to oust the appellants out of a property claimed to belong to the African Methodist Episcopal Church and which was allegedly being claimed and occupied by the Co-appellant, Philip Rambo Sayon, along with the other Co-appellants.