[www.inewsguyana.com] – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall has placed on record his confidence in winning the appeal filed against Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision in the Budget Cut Case to exclude Opposition Leader David Granger from the hearings.
Nandlall says he has every expectation to be successful and hopes for a speedy completion of the appeal so that the case can move along.
“When a defendant is expunged from a case, that defendant has basically won, he has not suffered a lost and when you win you don’t appeal, so the case is upside down,” the Attorney General explained. According to him, the case is set for Friday, October 25.
At the last hearing on September 30, Nandlall expressed the belief that a “dilatory, time wasting strategy” was being employed by the opposition.
The appeal is being tried in the High Court before Justices James Bovell-Drakes and Rishi Persaud.
Representing the Appellant, David Granger in the appeal hearings are Basil Williams, Joseph Harmon and Deborah Backer, while Anil Nadlall, Safraz Hussein and Ariana McLean is representing the Government.
Government had taken the Opposition to court following the slashing of the 2012 and 2013 National Budgets by billions of dollars claiming it was unconstitutional.