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Legal political views can decide who will be the new chief of the Supreme Court

Djudge Toril Marie ØieOslo 20130124. Judge Toril Marie Øie from the trial of Odd Nerdrum. Foto: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

The Governmentwill appoint a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to succeed Tore Schei who will reach the age limit.The Candidates’  legal political views will have a major impact on the appointment, writes the local newspaper Klassekampen.The decision is expected by the end of February. Just before New Year Justice Minister Anders Anundsen received  a report with reviews of the six current applicants. The report is secret, but Klassekampen has gained access to the committee’s mandate. Here, the Minister of Justice is clear that he wants a “written assessment of the candidates’ views on the Supreme Court’s legal political role.


Source: NTB scanpix/ Norway Today

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