Quote of the week

These restrictive laws and practices, all invoked by Republicans, have the purpose and effect of reducing turnout disproportionately among racial minorities and the young, populations that are more likely to vote for Democrats. The Republican Party is evidently worried that the growing numbers of nonwhite citizens in the US are unlikely to vote for their candidates, a concern deepened by the campaign of Donald Trump. Instead of modifying their policies to address the interests of new voters, however, the Republicans have sought to suppress those votes. The strategy, profoundly antidemocratic in the small “d” sense, can swing elections in the short term. But in the long term, it will not only damage American democracy but will be self-defeating for the GOP.

David Cole
The New York Review of Books
11 May 2012

Shortlisted names for appointment to the Constitutional Court



On 22 March 2012, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) republished an advertisement calling for nominations of interested persons to fill a vacancy in the Constitutional Court.  The closing date for the nominations was set for 30 April 2012.

Following the closing date, the JSC has compiled a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed for the vacant position in the Constitutional Court at its sitting to be held on 09 June 2012 as follows:

  1. Judge L O Bosielo
  2. Judge M M L Maya
  3. Judge R W Nugent; and
  4. Judge R M M Zondo

The shortlisted candidates
will be notified of the time and venue of the interviews in due course.

by the Judicial Service Commission

Enq: Adv D Ntsebeza SC
0824672490 and Mr C P Fourie 0828811737

06 March 2012

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