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Is the Ombudsman derailing Devanadera’s SC bid on purpose?

Posted on July 6, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

Justice Regino Hermosisima, one of the longest-serving members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), presided over his last en banc meeting on Monday (July 6) as he is due to leave the body he served for 12 years on July 9. "It’s his last day today, (July 6)" Quezon City. Rep. Matias Defensor told [...]

Posted on July 6, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

Justice Antonio Carpio brings with him an old-fashioned value—the common good: it is his North Star. His major decisions in the Supreme Court already prove to posterity that he holds the Constitution sacred (they also reveal his steely-eyed defense of civil liberties). Once, he was considered a mere dealmaker; now, his robust independence and intellectual [...]

Posted on July 3, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

These days, Supreme Court (SC) Justice Arturo Brion doesn’t leave home  without bodyguards—a marked change in his life since he joined the Court a year ago. Recently, he was tipped off on a contract on his life. “I was informed of a death threat. The Court found the information reliable and is looking into it,” [...]

Posted on July 1, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

A former counsel of Lucio Tan’s companies, plus two from the judiciary, emerged as top choices to replace retired Supreme Court justices Dante Tinga and Alicia Austria-Martinez.

Posted on June 22, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Friday said the nationwide protests against Charter change (Cha-cha) should oblige the Supreme Court (SC) to immediately rule on the constitutionality of House Resolution (HR) 1109 convening Congress into a Constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the Constitution without the participation of the Senate.

Posted on June 12, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

Supreme Court Associate Justice Minita Chico-Nazario reportedy chose to keep her hands off the petition filed by lawyer Oliver Lozano asking the High Court to nullify House Resolution 1109 calling for charter change via a Senate-less constituent assembly.

Posted on June 10, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

Newly appointed Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera said she would inhibit from any deliberations of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) that involves voting on nominees to the Supreme Court (SC).

Posted on June 9, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

MANILA – Because of one woman’s “fondest dream,” as Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez put it, the shortlist of nominees to the Supreme Court (SC) is still up in the air.

Posted on June 8, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

MANILA – With the Supreme Court likely to have the last say on whether a recent legislators’ initiative to change the constitution is legal, judiciary watchdogs stressed Friday that the body that screens appointments to the High Court should ensure that nominees are independent.

Posted on June 5, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

The appellate justice vying for one of the two available posts at the Supreme Court flunked in a bar exam.

Posted on June 5, 2009   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary
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