Impeach the political judges?

21 04 2013

PPT is heartened that the politicized judges at the royalist Constitutional Court are being challenged. They certainly deserve to be questioned for their political bias, corruption and, above all, for their seeming inability to comprehend the wording of the constitution they are meant to rule on. Repeatedly, this set of judges have delivered rulings based on their interpretation of what they believe the royalist-military junta and government would have preferred but didn’t actually write into their constitution.

At The Nation it is reported that the ruling “Pheu Thai Party will this week officially submit a statement rejecting the Constitutional Court’s authority to consider Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn’s petition on whether the proposed amendment to Article 68 of the Constitution is unconstitutional.”

Apparently some “300 Pheu Thai MPs and senators” are finally willing to “express the legislative branch’s disagreement with the court’s decision to review the charter-amendment bill.”

A more direct challenge to the judges, a “plan to seek impeachment of Constitutional Court judges” was to be considered by the party.

This refers to an earlier report,also at The Nation, where “Pheu Thai MPs … threatened to file criminal charges against Constitutional Court judges and seek their impeachment over what they regard as the court’s interference in the legislative branch’s power.”

The MPs and senators said “they would not accept the Constitutional Court’s role in considering Somchai’s petition as they believed the court had no power over the affairs of the legislative branch.” They said the “judges should be charged with abusing their authority for accepting Somchai’s petition.”

They have been abusing their authority and the constitution for years!


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27 04 2013
Court battle gains some heat | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] few days ago, PPT wrote that we were heartened that the politicized judges at the royalist Constitutional Court were being […]

28 05 2013
PAD and the Constitutional Court | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Challenging the judges at the Constitutional Court is important because their political bias, corruption and their seeming inability to comprehend the wording of the constitution they are meant to rule on is stifling democratic development. Repeatedly, this set of judges have delivered rulings based on their interpretation of what they believe the royalist-military junta and government would have preferred but didn’t actually write into their constitution. […]

28 05 2013
PAD and the Constitutional Court | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Challenging the judges at the Constitutional Court is important because their political bias, corruption and their seeming inability to comprehend the wording of the constitution they are meant to rule on is stifling democratic development. Repeatedly, this set of judges have delivered rulings based on their interpretation of what they believe the royalist-military junta and government would have preferred but didn’t actually write into their constitution. […]