High Court may come to decision on KMT appeal today
By Adam Tyrsett Kuo, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taipei District Court is slated to hand over Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng's (王金平) injunction to the High Court today, following the Kuomintang's counter-appeal.
September 18, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
Last Wednesday, Wang filed an injunction in an attempt to retain his KMT membership, after the party's disciplinary committee resolved to revoke it, due to his implication in the recent “lobbying scandal.” The injunction was later approved by the district court. In response, the KMT's legal representatives filed a counter-appeal on Monday, arguing that courts do not have jurisdiction over a party's internal affairs.
Legal experts said that the High Court may reach a decision as early as today morning, and that if it dismisses the counter-appeal, the KMT can file another counter-appeal with the Supreme Court; however, if the High Court remands the case, there is question as to whether the case will be presided over by the same panel of judges at the district court.
Meanwhile, the KMT headquarters confirmed the lack of consensus among party members as to whether or not Wang should be invited to attend its National Congress meeting on Sept. 29.
Wang said that he hasn't been notified by the KMT as to whether his invitation has been revoked.
Sources within the party advised the KMT to wait until the court reaches a ruling before making its decision on whether or not to withdraw the invitation.