Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Marcia gets leave to challenge her 'resignation'

Former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers Caesar


Former judge and chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar has been granted leave to make a claim for judicial review against the decision of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) and the Attorney General representing the President, regarding decisions made by the JLSC and the President concerning her purported resignation.

The decision was handed down in a 30-page judgement emailed to lawyers today by Justice David Harris who is in Tobago.

Ayers-Caessar claimed that the JLSC acted unlawfully in seeking her resignation as a Judge, that her resignation was unlawfully procured by the JLSC and that it acted unlawfully in treating as effective her consequent purported resignation.

Regarding her claim against the President, Ayer-Caesar submitted that the President's continued refusal to set aside her resignation and reinstate her as a Judge was unlawful.

A case management hearing will be held on October 12 in the San Fernando High Court.