The dangerous cocktail of politics mixing with the judiciary gathered more steam yesterday, after a late Monday night hearing in the High Court temporarily blocked the appointment of two new judges yesterday. The Appeal Court subsequently overturned the injunction later yesterday.
But senior members of the legal fraternity and judges of the High Court are now expressing alarm about public comments being made against Justice Frank Seepersad after his initial ruling.
Convicted murder Lester Pitman has lost his final appeal at the Privy Council.
Pitman was convicted of a triple murder in Cascade in 2001.
Pitman was seeking freedom on the argument that he had a low Intelligence Quota.
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Although he lost his appeal, Pitman does not face the hangman since his death sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.
Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal of his recent doping confirmation with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the president of his track club confirmed on Thursday.
Bruce James, president of the MVP track club, said the 31-year-old sprinter will push his efforts to CAS to overturn the January 25 sanction imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after a retest of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.