The legislature yesterday set a date for the first review of 15 grand justice nominees, but inter-party negotiations failed to reconcile disagreements over when legislators would confirm the appointments.
The legislature's Procedure Committee agreed that the legislative assembly will conduct its first review of the nominees on Friday.
President Chen Shui-bian (
While the government wants a swift confirmation, the opposition parties want to delay the decision until September.
PFP caucus whip Chung Shiao-ho (
The DPP legislative caucus said that while it supports scrutinizing the nominees, "there is no reason to postpone the exercise."
"The legislative exercise should not be delayed to the next session since the Presidential Office delivered the nomination report to the Legislative Yuan last week," DPP caucus whip Chen Chi-mai (
Legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (
He said that while an extension to the session of one or two weeks should provide enough time to confirm the justices, a final decision required a consensus among all the parties.
Inter-party negotiations will continue today.