3 Feb 2003

Marshall's Supreme Court Chief Justice has resignation rejected

5:26 pm on 3 February 2003

The President of the Marshall Islands, Kessai Note, has not accepted a letter of resignation submitted by the Supreme Court Chief Justice, Allen Field.

His resignation was submitted after he was charged in California with soliciting a lewd act and indecent exposure.

In a newspaper interview last week, Mr Field denied the charges.

The Marshalls Justice Minister, Witten Philippo, says the government is taking a wait-and-see attitude to the case.