by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Supreme Court of Guam Chief Justice Robert Torres' term will expire next week, which means justices will meet soon to decide who will lead the island's Judiciary. The term is for three years, and while statute provides for Supreme Court justices to hold a secret ballot vote to decide who will be the next chief justice, it does not require that the vote be held at any particular time.
Torres, Associate Justice F. Phillip Carbullido and Associate Justice Katherine Maraman make up Guam's Appellate Court. The three will have to make the decision by January 18, when Torres' term ends.