Court Bars Parties, Media From Accessing Full Text Of Judgments
The Supreme Court, has said that it has constitutional powers to hold on to full text of judgments its had delivered until seven days.
Justice Dattijo Mohammed, leading two other justices of the court held that the non-release of copies of 10 judgments he delivered yesterday was to adhere strictly to the provision of the constitution. He said the main reason was to ensure that intolerable typographical errors were corrected before they could be made public document, as according to him, such noticeable errors can be misinterpreted.
“The court has the constitutional powers to hold on to its judgments for seven day, so this is not new as it has the backing of the law.
“We however regret the setback as many of you had come today with the hope of going back with copies of the judgments. “The court will however not make the copies of its judgments to parties again until after seven day,’’ Mohammed said.