Monday, September 22, 2014

President Mori appoints Associate Justice Johnny Acting Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the FSM

FSMIS (September 22, 2014): On September 11, 2014, Federated States of Micronesia President Manny Mori appointed Associate Justice Ready Johnny as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia.

President Mori wrote to Justice Johnny, " In view of the vacancy in the office of the Chief Justice of the  FSM Supreme Court, the President  has the constitutional duty to appoint an associate justice of the Supreme Court to perform the duties of the office pending the appointment of a chief justice".

He went on to say, "Therefore, pursuant to the authority vested in me as the President of the FSM under Article XI Section 4 of the FSM Constitution, you are hereby appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia until the court vacancy is filled".

The vacancy came about when the late Chief Justice Martin G. Yinug passed away on August 31st in Yap State, leaving the Supreme Court with only two other Justices -- Associate Justice Johnny and Associate Justice Beauleen Carl Worswick. 

According to Mr. Kohsak Keller on September 22nd, Chief Clerk of the FSM Supreme Court, Acting Chief Justice Johnny will continue to be based in Chuuk State. The Supreme Court will coordinate between the main Office in Palikir and the Chuuk Office on matters that require ACJ Johnny's attention. 

For inquiry, contact the FSM Supreme Court Palikir Office at 320-2357 or email

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