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Chen names Judicial Yuan nominees

Chen names Judicial Yuan nominees

President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) has nominated two senior officials in the judiciary to serve as the president and the vice president of the Judicial Yuan, and eight other candidates to serve on the Council of Grand Justices responsible for interpreting the Constitution and resolving constitutional disputes.
President Chen is expected to announce their appointments once the Legislature approves of his nominations in its next session, which will start next week.
Hsiao Tzu-chung, deputy director of the First Bureau of the Presidential Office, confirmed that he personally delivered a list of the candidates to the Legislature for approval.
The candidate for the Judicial Yuan presidency is Lai In-jaw (賴英照), a senior member of the council. Born in Taiwan in 1945, Lai holds an LL.B. from national Chung Hsing University, an LL.M. from National Taiwan University, and a JSD from Harvard University.
Lai has served in many major government posts, including director-general of the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance, political vice minister of finance, lieutenant governor of Taiwan province and a senior adviser to the president.
Another senior justice, Hsieh Tsay-chuan, has been nominated for the vice presidency of the Judicial Yuan. Born in Taiwan in 1944, Hsieh holds an LL.B. from National Taiwan University, and an LL.M. from Southern Methodist University.
Before he was recruited into the Council of Grand Justices, Hsieh had served as a district court judge, director-general of the Department of Civil Affairs of the Judicial Yuan, president of the Taichung District Court, and director of a training institute for judges and prosecutors.
President Chen has also nominated Yeh Sai-ying, Lin His-yao, Chih Chi-ming, Tsai Ching-yu, Liu Hsing-yi, Lee Chen-shan, Hsu Chih-hsiung (許志雄), and Liao Yi-nan to replace those whose tenures will expire at the end of September.
The Council of Grand Justices is composed of 15 members, including two who will serve concurrently as the president and the vice president of the Judicial Yuan, according to the Additional Articles to the R.O.C. Constitution.


Updated : 2021-04-11 02:51 GMT+08:00