Guam Judiciary Mourns Death of Former CNMI Chief Justice Demapan

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Guam -The Guam Judiciary has released a statement of condolence on the death of former CNMI Chief Justice Miguel Demapan.

The statement quotes Guam Supreme Court Chief Justice Phil Carbullido as saying that Demapan “served the judiciaries of the CNMI, Guam, and Micronesia with integrity and fairness.”

Demapan resigned from the CNMI Supreme Court last September. He died Saturday at Commonwealth Hospital after losing a battle to colon cancer. He was 59 years old.

READ the Guam Judiciary’s release in FULL below:

GUAM Judiciary Mourns Chief  Justice Miguel S. Demapan; Chief Justice Carbullido: Demapan served with integrity and fairness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hagåtña)(July 2, 2012) Chief Justice of Guam F. Philip Carbullido issued the following statement on the passing of the Honorable Miguel S. Demapan, Retired Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Chief Justice Miguel S. Demapan.  He served the judiciaries of the CNMI, Guam, and Micronesia with integrity and fairness. His colleagues throughout the Marianas and Micronesia had the deepest respect and admiration for his untiring commitment to the Rule of Law. I join my colleagues in the CNMI, Guam, and Micronesia in extending our deepest sympathy to Frances and their children.”

Demapan passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2012 in Saipan. A funeral is scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2012 in Saipan. Chief Justice Carbullido will lead members of the Guam Judiciary to attend the scheduled funeral services. As a result, the Supreme Court of Guam has postponed its Monday, July 9, 2012 Oral Argument Session.

Over the course of his nearly 20-year career, Demapan served as both a Judge Pro Tempore in the Superior Court of Guam and Justice Pro Tempore of the Supreme Court of Guam.