Supreme Court’s Discipline of Judges Debated

first_imgThe opening of the May Term of Criminal Courts A, B, C and D, at the Temple of Justice was yesterday dominated by a heated debate over the law and procedure followed by the Supreme Court to penalize judges throughout the country, which Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh defended yesterday.Judge Yussif Kaba was a one-time casualty of the Supreme Court’s discipline requiring him to serve a one month suspension period without pay. He did not collect a dime during his suspension.Delivering his charge at Criminal Court ‘A’ that was attended by Associate Justice Yuoh along with lawyers, judges and prospective jurors, Judge Gee-Plah Tiklo Kontoe, however, raised suspicions about the manner adopted by the Supreme Court to penalize judges.In the packed courtroom Judge Kontoe wondered what judges have done to deserve punishment by the Supreme Court.“We judges sometimes feel bad when we get to know that we are being blamed for the judgment we rendered in a particular criminal case,” complained Judge Kontoe, expressing regret about the Supreme Court’s action against judges.“Sometimes we want to know what article of the Constitution we did not follow leading to the action against us.”He, however, advised his colleagues to be very mindful and perform their duties as assigned them by the Supreme Court under the law and to turn over what he considered as “a new leaf” to ensure a functional justice system.In a rejoinder, Justice Yuoh clarified that judges are not penalize because of their judicial opinion (judgment).Judges are punished because of their deliberate and blatant disregard for elementary principles of law that they refuse to follow, explained Justice Yuoh.“I want to emphasize that our judges fail to follow the elementary laws and principles that they ought to have known at all times,” the Associate Justice said defending the decision. She was critical of the fact that a first year law school student can recite the elementary laws and principles that judges fail to uphold.“If you refuse to adhere to those principles and laws, we will not hesitate to apply the necessary penalty so as to counsel the nation that poor people cannot get justice in our courts today, “Justice Yuoh vowed.She said judges and lawyers are in cahoots with clients bringing the court to public disgrace, therefore the Supreme Court has vowed that those involved will not go unpunished.According to her, stability and peace depend on judges’ adherence to the first fundamental rules and laws that guide their deportment not only in the courtroom but also in the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

England fans labelled ‘embarrassment’ after clashes with Portuguese riot police

first_img REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “Last night there were issues outside a bar, where bottles were thrown and minor damage was caused. It is completely unacceptable.“The behaviour we are witnessing is incredibly disappointing and again I would point fans towards the recent video from The FA – ‘Don’t be that idiot’.“The behaviour of a small number of the England fans out here continues to tarnish the reputation of the genuine fans who are simply trying to enjoy the football.” Tony Cascarino says he’s come to accept football fans misbehaving abroad after violence in Porto Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, National Police Chiefs’ Council Football Policing lead said: “Earlier this evening Portuguese police deployed riot officers against a group of England fans in the Main Square area of Porto.“It is believed the fans had been throwing bottles at Portugal fans who were watching the match in the same area.“This is the second evening in a row where disorder has occurred in Porto. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen no dice Met a couple who follow England everywhere tonight who left the ground at HT because England fans were singing abusive songs and being offensive.— Max Rushden (@maxrushden) June 5, 2019talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham and Darren Gough are in Porto ahead of the England match and have witnessed the crowd trouble first hand.They tweeted pictures and video from the scene on Wednesday night. Here’s the scene in central Porto where England fans have clashed with police.🗣 @DGoughie tells us what’s going on— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 5, 2019It read: “The FA strongly condemns the scenes witnessed in Porto overnight. Anyone responsible for these disturbances cannot be seen as true England supporters and are not welcome in football.“They are an embarrassment to the team and the thousands of well-behaved fans who follow England in the right way. We are liaising with the UK Football Policing Unit.” Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Fans responsible for causing trouble in Portugal ahead of England’s Nations League semi-final have been labelled an ‘embarrassment to the team’ by the Football Association.There was trouble in Porto for a second consecutive night as riot police clashed with fans.Some supporters are believed to have thrown bottles at Portugal fans who were watching their team take on Switzerland in the same area. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… shining tense deals gameday cracker England fans causing trouble in Portugal have been strongly condemned by the FA Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England are preparing to take on the Netherlands in their semi-final on Thursday, with commentary live on talkSPORT.The FA issued a strong statement following the disorder. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST @talkSPORTDrive Many fans could be seen goading police officers with car windows reportedly smashed, roads forced to be closed and abusive songs sung.The worst of the incidents occurred in the large fan zone in Liberdade Square when trouble flared following Cristiano Ronaldo’s opening goal for Portugal.The FA had warned fans ahead of the trip to Portugal and posted a campaign urging them ‘don’t be that idiot’.last_img read more