Hearing of ‘public interest’ goes online

The next time attorneys meet to argue the constitutional motion challenging the validity of the Senate, they will be doing so virtually.

Justice Cicely Chase has stressed that the public will be able to view the proceeding as the matter was one of national interest.

The decision has come after Queen’s Counsel Garth Patterson expressed reservation about the in-person component of yesterday’s sitting.

Some eight lawyers representing the Government, Patterson and his junior Michelle Russell, former Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and a few other attorneys were in Supreme Court No. 1 yesterday.

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