Supreme Court Grants Motion To Expedite Hearing On Election Lawsuit

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Guam- The Supreme Court of Guam has granted an emergency motion by the Gutierrez Aguon team to expedite court proceedings in the latest lawsuit against the Guam Election Commission and the Calvo Tenorio team.

The democratic gubernatorial team alleges that all 7 members of the Guam Election Commission Board of Directors had invalid appointments when they certified results from the General Election.

The “Motion to Expedite Writ Consideration” was filed in court on December 21.

Read the Supreme Court Order

In the 3 page decision, the Supreme Court states that the case “is of great public importance which must be resolved
promptly.”

The court also states that GEC and the Calvo Tenorio team must file a response to the petition no later than 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010.  Opening Briefs shall also be filed by the Gutierrez Aguon team on Monday at 8:30 a.m., with Calvo Tenorio filing a reply by Tuesday at the same time. Gutierrez Aguon may also file a reply on Wednesday, December 29 at 8:30 a.m..

Oral arguments will be heard at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 30 at the Monessa Lujan courtroom.