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Supreme Court Withholds Ruling In Tyler’s Prohibition Request
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Supreme Court Withholds Ruling In Tyler’s Prohibition Request
By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA

MONROVIA, August 22 (LINA) - The Supreme Court Justice-in-Chamber has withheld ruling in the petition for prohibition filed by embattled House Speaker Alex Tyler against some members of the House of Representatives led by Deputy House Speaker Hans Barchue.

In a 17-count petition filed on August 12, Speaker Tyler, among other things, asked the court to issue the writ on grounds that his deputy and others were unconstitutionally boycotting legislative sessions.

Both sides appeared before the Justice-in-Chamber, Associate Justice Jamesetta H. Wolokolie on Monday in response to her invitation to proffer arguments in the petition.

Deputy House Speaker Barchue and some other members of the House early this month urged Speaker Tyler to recuse himself in defense of the integrity of the House of Representatives.

In their argument, Barchue and others resisted the allegation of unconstitutional proceeding, noting that had Speaker Tyler listened to their petition for his recusal, they would not have moved to the Joint Chamber of the National Legislature.

Having listened to the arguments from both sides, Justice Wolokolie acknowledged hearing into the matter and will decide whether to issue a writ or rule in the case as argued.

Speaker Tyler was among a number of current and former government officials who were on May 14 accused by Global Witness of receiving bribe to change the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission law in favor of British Mining Firm, Sable Mining Limited.

They allegedly received over US$950,000.

Tyler and the others were indicted by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County in May and placed under bond, prompting some members of the House to request Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over session until the allegations were cleared.



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