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State may be sued over Constitutional Amendment Bill

by | Aug 14, 2014

Former Attorney General, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.

Former Attorney General, Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj.

Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has said that he has a team of lawyers looking at the Constitution Amendment Bill 2014.

The bill passed early Tuesday morning in the Parliament following a marathon debate. It had been opposed by various sectors of the society.

Mr. Maharaj said he believes the bill is unconstitutional.

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He added that the Court has the power to strike down the bill before it goes to the Senate.

However, he said that he will wait until it is voted on in the Upper House before taking action.

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Mr. Maharaj claimed that the bill is not good for the social and political stability of Trinidad and Tobago.

He went on to say that such alterations to the constitution should have required a special majority.

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