Recall of Parliament case returns to court

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The National,Monday July 4th, 2016

A CASE filed in court by Opposition leader Don Polye seeking a recall of Parliament returns on Wednesday for hearing.
Parties appeared in court last Friday for the hearing but the matter was adjourned because lawyer Ian Molloy was not ready to proceed.
Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia, Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika and Justice Colin Makail allowed Molloy an additional four days to prepare his case.
Molloy is representing the speaker, deputy speaker and the chairman of the permanent parliamentary committee on private business.
The court was to have heard arguments on whether Polye had the standing to bring his case to the Supreme Court.
The court also ordered the parties to file and serve any further affidavits by close of business tomorrow.
Sir Gibbs said he allowed the adjournment because Molloy had received the court documents late to prepare his submissions.
If the court grants Polye standing, the matter would proceed to the substantive hearing.
Molloy asked for the matter to return to court on Friday to give him an opportunity to have a fair hearing.
Polye’s lawyer Cook Marshall objected to an adjournment because Molloy’s submissions were vague.
Marshall said he was curious as to what the disputed facts were which Molloy intended to adduce evidence for.