First “Sarstoon hearing” adjourned

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016. 8:47 p.m. CST

PUP big logoBy Aaron Humes: The first hearing of the People’s United Party’s challenge to the Public Safety Act Regulations, Sarstoon Order of 2016, took place this morning at the Supreme Court.

But when the case goes back to court in June, it may be likely that the crux of the case will be moot. That’s because the regulations expire in just 10 days’ time.

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck, representing his party leader John Briceno, explained that the case was adjourned because the Government needed more time to prepare.

According to Marshalleck, arguments on whether the case will continue if the regulations are not renewed will be heard by presiding Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin.

But he is of the opinion that it will be helpful for the country to know the extent to which the Act can be used.

Either way, PUP leader John Briceno told reporters that Government will not be allowed to slide by on this matter.

BMG will be down south for the PUP’s trip to the Sarstoon and have more information on that tomorrow.

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