Wed, Sep 17, 2003 - Page 3 News List

Legal experts relieved nominations confirmed

GRAND JUSTICE NOMINEES An association monitoring the confirmation process rated legislators on their performance and said that generally they did alright

By Fiona Lu  /  STAFF REPORTER

You also performed excellently on choosing questions for individual nominees in accordance with their legal specialities, the assessment said.

Another DPP lawmaker, Chiu Tai-san (邱太三), was graded as second best. DPP legislators Parris Chang (張旭成), Lin Yu-sheng (林育生), Jao Yung-ching (趙永清) and Lai Chin-lin (賴勁麟) were also rated in the top 10.

Cho Po-yuan (卓伯源) was the only KMT legislator deemed by the association members as doing a professional job during the interpellation. The association also praised PFP lawmakers Lin Te-fu (林德福) and Hwang Yih-jiau (黃義交) for asking high-quality questions.

Two independent lawmakers, Su Yin-kuei (蘇盈貴) and Cheng Yu-cheng (鄭余鎮), were endorsed by the association for their preparation.

DPP Legislator Lin Yu-sheng (林育生), who ranked sixth, said he appreciated the assessment. He said he was convinced that lawmakers will perform better in future confirmation tasks after furthering legislative reforms such as modifying electoral rules.

"But I regret that the grand justice nominees bypassed questions involving politically sensitive issues. Some of these questions are not really controversial topics and, as their duty is to judge legal controversies, they should fulfill the role in explaining to the public about what is right and true," Lin said.

The evaluation summarized that lawmakers on average maintained a rational attitude in examining the nominees.

"But it is arguable that the legislators still brought too many trifling issues and political battles into the weeklong interpellation of the grand justice nominees," it concluded.

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