This will be the last week Judge Michael Bordallo will sit on the bench of the Superior Court of Guam as he has been tapped to serve as the magistrate judge for the District Court of Guam.
So what does this mean for the cases at the lower court which he has presided over?
Bordallo has stated that his last day on the Superior Court bench will be this Thursday, according to the notice provided to Chief Justice Phillip Carbullido and Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.
Compiler of Laws Geraldine Cepeda says that this is something the judiciary has been preparing for.
“In fact, we’ve already implemented measures for case management so that cases that had been assigned to Judge Bordallo are already being handled by other judges,” she said.
Cepeda said this is true for all of Bordallo’s cases, especially criminal cases where the right to a speedy trial has been asserted.
This week will be used by Bordallo to square away his case load before taking on his new caseload with the District Court of Guam.