Court Sets March 16& 17 Dates for Holness Appeal Hearing

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The Court of Appeal will on March 16 and 17, hear arguments in the appeal filed by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness against the ruling of the Constitutional Court in the Senate letters saga.

The President of the Court, Justice Seymour Panton says given the importance of the matter, it has to be afforded priority attention.

Mr. Holness is challenging the Court’s ruling that he was wrong when he used undated, pre-signed resignation letters to remove Dr. Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams from the Senate in 2013.

In the meantime, the application by the Clerk to the House of Parliament, Heather Cooke, to have the Supreme Court rule on the Senate matter has been delayed.

The lawyer representing Ms. Cooke, Queens Counsel Michael Hylton says a ruling by the Appellate court is likely to resolve the matter.