The final candidates for the Supreme Court were narrowed down to 8, including Yoon Jun and Seo Gyeong-hwan.

The Supreme Court building in Seocho-gu, Seoul. ⓒ News1

The number of candidates to succeed Justices Cho Jae-yeon and Park Jeong-hwa, who are retiring in July, has been reduced to eight.

At the end of a meeting on the afternoon of the 30th, the Supreme Court Justice Candidate Recommendation Committee met Yoon Jun (62nd, Judicial Research and Training Institute, district 16), Suh Gyeong-hwan (57th, district 21), Seoul High Court Chief Judge, Son Bong -ki (58th, 22nd district), Chief Judge of Daegu District Court, Eom Sang-pil (55th, 23rd district). ) Seoul High Court Chief Judge Kwon Yeong-joon (53rd 25th class) Seoul National University School of Law Professor Park Soon-young (57th 25th class) Seoul High Court Judge Shin Sook-hee (54th 25th class) Standing Committee Member , Jeong Gye-seon (54th district 27th) The eight chief judges of the Seoul Southern District Court recommended to Chief Justice Kim Myung-soo as candidates for recommendation.

The recommendations committee explained, “We thoroughly checked the eligibility based on various screening materials such as recommendations and opinions,” and “we also discussed in detail various opinions gathered from all walks of life regarding the recommendation of a desirable Supreme justice candidate Court. “

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court intends to recommend the appointment of two new Supreme Court justice candidates to President Yoon Seok-yeol after comprehensively considering the content of the recommendation and the results of gathering the opinions of the recommendation committee. The collection of opinions on recommended candidates will be held from this month to the 2nd of next month.


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