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In re Beaumont, 1868

[judicial misconduct]

In re Beaumont

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
1868
Source: The Times, 16 June, 1868


THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, June 15.
The sittings were commenced today before Sir W. Erle, Lords Justices Wood and Selwyn, Sir E. V. Williams, and Sir J. Colville. The Duke of Buckingham was present in reference to a memorial from the Court of Policy, British Guiana, against Chief Justice Beaumont, of the colony, for alleged judicial misconduct.
  The Attorney-General applied, on the part of the Crown, to postpone the hearing for further information, and the application was opposed by Sir R. Palmer, on behalf of the Chief Justice.
  Their Lordships appointed the 6th of July for the hearing on the charges contained in the memorial.

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