Farrugia Sacco files yet another appeal

Retiring judge Lino Farrugia Sacco files Constitutional Appeal, after court ruled that his rights had not been violated by the CAJ's decsion

20 days after being told by the Constitutional court that the Commission for the Administration of Justice (CAJ) did not violate his rights, Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco today filed another Constitutional Appeal against the decision.

Incidentally, today was the last day on which an appeal could have been filed and Farrugia Sacco complained that the CAJ did not listen to his side of the story prior to taking its second decision. “However they had to listen to me over the previous case,” he said.

20 days ago, on 5 June, Madam Justice Lorraine Schembri Orland ruled that none of the applicant’s rights were breached. “This was because the second impeachment motion was intrinsically the same as the first,” he said.

Former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi presented the first impeachment motion on 15 December 2012.

After the change in administration, Speaker Anglu Farrugia declared the motion extinguished and a second motion was tabled by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

The CAJ informed Parliament that the report drafted for the first motion was still applicable for the second.

Judge Farrugia Sacco is expected to retire from the bench this coming August.

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