5 judges will hear the appeal next Monday, 31 July 2017 10 am, Supreme Court (photo of the Supreme Court). They are Chief Justice Sunderesh Menon, JA Judith Prakash, JA Steven Chong, J Chua Lee Ming and J Kannan Ramesh. Having 5 judges (instead of the usual 3) is significant. It points to the importance of the Constitutional issues for clarification. Some have asked whether the CJ should hear this case since he chaired the Constitutional Commission that recommended the reserved elections. Last week, the Court wrote to the AG and my lawyers asking if parties have any objections if the CJ sat at the hearing. Both sides said there were none.