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JUSTICE’S MAJESTY OVER LAW: The Case in Defence of President Bio’s Executive Order No.1 on Revenue Mobilization.

By: Francis Ben Kaifala Esq.

 

As a scholar, I have been always fascinated by a prominent inscription on the entrance to the Georgetown University Library in Washington DC, USA which reads “Law is but the means, justice is but the end”. This saying which succinctly captures the symbiotic relationship between law and justice came to mind when I saw the Executive order of the 9th April 2018 issued by the recently elected President of Sierra Leone and the legal controversy it has attracted.

 

“THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONUNDRUM OF THE AGE OF RETIREMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE”

“THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONUNDRUM OF THE AGE OF RETIREMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE”

By Francis Ben Kaifala

Age has the advantage of wisdom and the disadvantage of tiredness. Both the consideration of the wisdom that age brings and the tiredness that it can lead to are often in the minds of Lawmakers when drafting requirement for positions. Thomas Paine (1737-1809) wrote thus:

“When in countries that are called civilized, we see age going to the workhouse and youth to the gallows, something must be wrong in the system of government”.

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