Chief Justice

Khan: Investigate Chief Justice for impeachment

Attorney Israel Khan said he plans to write to Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard to determine whether Chief Justice Ivor Archie acted improperly and whether there are grounds for him to be impeached.

This follows claims by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar that her removal as a High Court judge was “unlawful and unconstitutional” because she was put under pressure to resign.

She said so in a May 19 tell-all letter to President Anthony Carmona.

Chief Justice responds to Law Association

Chief Justice Ivor Archie has replied to the president of the Law Association Douglas Mendes, seeking to clarify some aspects of the controversy that revolves around the appointment of Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar as a High Court judge.

The response came via a letter signed by the administrative secretary to the Chief Justice, Sherlanne Pierre.

The letter made it clear from the onset that the appointment of Supreme Court judges, is not the responsibility of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) but rather that of the President of the Republic.

Ayers-Caesar's status still in limbo

Former High Court judge Marcia Ayers-Caesar, who once sat as the Chief Magistrate of this country, is now in limbo as there has been no word from the office of the Chief Justice on whether she has been restored as a magistrate.

It was widely expected that she would have returned to the Port-of-Spain Eighth Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where part-heard matters were listed. But she was a no-show.