OMG six days of appellate argument on one subject? Kinda makes our Supreme Court look like a bunch of pikers.
The case is seen as so important that the privy council - the final court of appeal for the Caribbean and some other former British colonies, but made up mainly of UK law lords - which normally sits in panels of five, has decided to field nine judges for the first time.
The large cast of judges and lawyers means that the case cannot be heard as usual in the privy council building in Downing Street, but will be argued over six days in the Moses Room in the Palace of Westminster.
22 March 2004
Can Caribbean states put every person convicted of murder to death?
Author: Ken Lammers on 3/22/2004