Case Caption: In Re: The 35th Legislature of V.I.Case Number: SCT-CIV-2023-0126Date: 01/17/2024Author: Per CuriamCitation: 2024 VI 6Summary: Considering a petition filed by the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands requesting that this Court transfer a Superior Court matter to itself pursuant to title 4, section 32(d) of the Virgin Islands Code and Rule 39(a) of the Virgin Islands Rules of Appellate Procedure, although this Court has long recognized that the judicial process is best served when issues—even purely legal ones—are adjudicated by the Superior Court in the first instance, and it would certainly be preferable to allow the matter to proceed through the ordinary appellate process, we do not believe that process has proved adequate. As a result, this matter is among the extraordinarily rare cases that warrants invocation of our transfer power pursuant to 4 V.I.C. § 32(d). The petition is therefore granted, and the matter of Payne v. Frett-Gregory et al., Super. Ct. Civ. No. 247/2022 (STT), is hereby transferred from the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, effective on the date of entry of this order.Attachment: Open Document or Opinion