Guam Bar Association erred in electing officers - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Guam Bar Association erred in electing officers

Posted: Updated:

The Guam Supreme Court orders a new election...but it won't be your typical political balloting. Instead, the vote will decide the new presidency of the Guam Bar Association. 

The island's high court ruled that the Bar Association made errors in conducting its election for new officers last December.  The voting was challenged by Attorney Gloria Lujan Rudolph, who was edged out in a tight race for president by Attorney Jackie Terlaje.  The justices found that among other errors, the ballot materials did not allow for voter anonymity. 

The court also noted that the Bar's election committee had also determined that as many as 71 ballots were spoiled because they lacked a name, a decipherable signature or some other unqualified defect. 

Bar Association Vice-President Michael Pangelinan says while the committee believes it substantially complied with the election by-laws, and took measures to cure any defects, they appreciate the Supreme Court's guidance and will comply with the order.  Pangelinan says they hope to begin mailing out ballots next week for the new election. 

The Supreme Court has ordered the balloting being completed before an annual meeting that will be held on August 25, in which the new officers will be installed. 

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • GACs stakeholders support renewal of Guam's First Charter School

    GACs stakeholders support renewal of Guam's First Charter School

    After school hours, in a packed public hearing room at the Guam Congress Building, stakeholders from Guahan Academy Charter School came out in support of renewing Guahan Academy’s Charter.Students like Amara Joe Labasna, a 3rd grade student studying at GACs for two years, says she learned what she was supposed to learn as a third grader. Adding, “I am 

    More >>

    After school hours, in a packed public hearing room at the Guam Congress Building, stakeholders from Guahan Academy Charter School came out in support of renewing Guahan Academy’s Charter.Students like Amara Joe Labasna, a 3rd grade student studying at GACs for two years, says she learned what she was supposed to learn as a third grader. Adding, “I am only a third grader and I shouldn’t have to wo

    More >>
  • Head of Underground birth-Tourism operation sentenced

    Head of Underground birth-Tourism operation sentenced

    CNMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona sentenced Sen Sun for his role in operating an illegal birth-Tourism business on Saipan. Mr. Sun illegally employed dozens of Chinese nationals without work authorization as caretakers or "nannies". The judge sentenced Sun to one year and one day of imprisonment, a fine of $1,000, and ordered the defendant forfeit $33,960 in criminally-derived assets. United States Attorney Anderson says "such businesses jeopardize the islands legitimate...More >>
    CNMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona sentenced Sen Sun for his role in operating an illegal birth-Tourism business on Saipan. Mr. Sun illegally employed dozens of Chinese nationals without work authorization as caretakers or "nannies". The judge sentenced Sun to one year and one day of imprisonment, a fine of $1,000, and ordered the defendant forfeit $33,960 in criminally-derived assets. UniMore >>
  • Guam Guardsmen assisting with volcano support

    Guam Guardsmen assisting with volcano support

    Two members with the Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support team are set to provide support in Hawaii. This is in response to the fallout of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in the Big Island. The soldier and airman will leave next week. They will spMore >>
    Two members with the Guam National Guard's 94th Civil Support team are set to provide support in Hawaii. This is in response to the fallout of the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in the Big Island. The soldier and airman will leave next week. They will spMore >>
Powered by Frankly