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Justice Leonen tweets hope after notable dissent to Sereno’s ouster

The former law dean who is among the six dissenter to the Supreme Court's decision to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno has a lesson to teach......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonMay 14th, 2018

LOOK: UPLB students hold indignation protest against Sereno ouster

LAGUNA, Philippines – “Justice for all, justice for Sereno.” The students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños joined the call of the National Union of People’s Lawyers to hold a day of protest on Tuesday, May 15, condemning the Supreme Court decision on the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno .  The event “WE DISSENT Mobilization for Judicial Independence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Lawyers counting on swing votes to reverse Sereno ouster

MANILA, Philipines – Prominent Philippine lawyers have appealed to Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to “internalize and change their mind” and reverse the quo warranto ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. “We have not lost hope. We are still counting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Leonen: Quo warranto a legal abomination

‘Sereno created too much of a political narrative’ LEONEN, J.: (Excerpts from dissenting opinion) I dissent. This Petition should have been dismissed outright and not given due course. It does not deserve space in judicial deliberation within our constitutional democratic space. Even if the Chief Justice has failed our expectations, quo warranto, as a process [...] The post Leonen: Quo warranto a legal abomination appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Leonen, Te tweet dissent from SC’s quo warranto vote

  MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen and Spokesperson Theodore Te, took to Twitter to express their dissent from the Supreme Court decision ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Justice Leonen posted on Twitter a shortened version of his dissenting opinion:  I dissent.This Petition should ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Sereno ouster ruling denounced as ‘legal abomination’

  Updated 5:44 p.m. The decision ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno without an impeachment trial "is a legal abomination," an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court said on Friday.     "Even if the Chief Justice has failed our expectations, quo warranto, as a process to oust an impeachable officer and a sitting member of the Supreme Court is a legal abomination," Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said in his dissenting opinion.     Leonen was one of the six Associate Justices who voted to dismiss the quo warranto petition against the Chief Justice.     He said "a better reading of the Constitution requires us t...Keep on reading: Sereno ouster ruling denounced as ‘legal abomination’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Leonen: ‘Corruption weakens judicial independence’

"Corruption weakens judicial independence far more than political interference." This was the message of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonenon Thursdayat a forum organized by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Makati chapter. These are trying times for the high court as it grapples with issues such as the looming ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and people questioning its judicial independence and integrity. "In my view, judicial independence does not really make sense if it does not provide a voice for the impoverished, oppressed, and marginalized," he said in his speech. Leonen, the youngest among current SC justices, said the core of jud...Keep on reading: Leonen: ‘Corruption weakens judicial independence’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Passing the torch: Justice Leonen, other law veterans welcome new blood

There's trouble in the legal profession, but there is hope. Supreme Court magistrate Marvic Leonen tweets his greetings to bar passers ahead of the release of results. Other accomplished lawyers also post their messages......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Duterte did not interfere in quo warranto petition vs Sereno, says Calida

President Rodrigo Duterte did not interfere in the filing of a quo warranto petition in the Supreme Court against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to Solicitor General Jose Calida. "He does not interfere," Calida said during Tuesday's oral argument on the petition that he had filed. He said he never talked to Duterte or the leaders of both houses of Congress prior he filed the petition. "I have no reason to consult them," Calida said when asked by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. READ: Duterte declares war vs Sereno "Wouldn't it [granting of a quo warranto against a sitting justice] weaken the ability of a justice to be able to dissent or express a minority view i...Keep on reading: Duterte did not interfere in quo warranto petition vs Sereno, says Calida.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Yearender: Chief justice falls in clash of Faura gods

The year 2018 saw clashes of the “gods of Padre Faura” ending with the ouster of Ma. Lourdes Sereno as chief justice, a move by her fellow magistrates that shaped a new direction for the Supreme Court (SC)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

COMMENT: Constitution Trivialized, Mocked

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Dec) – Under no Philippine president other than Rodrigo R. Duterte has the Constitution been so blatantly trivialized and mocked. Abetted by the Supreme Court, this was so in the quo warranto ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and the still unresolved plot to revoke the amnesty granted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Camaraderie and collegiality at SC reign – Bersamin

      The air of collegiality and camaraderie among the justices of the Supreme Court is strong, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said on Wednesday. "They love me and I love them also," Bersamin told reporters. He specifically mentioned Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas Bernabe, Mariano Del Castillo and Marvic Leonen as among the justices whom he is working together for five years and more.       Camaraderie and collegiality are among the two issues at the Supreme Court during the time of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The former chief justice was ousted via quo w...Keep on reading: Camaraderie and collegiality at SC reign – Bersamin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Lucas Bersamin as the new Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice .  He replaces Teresita Leonardo De Castro who retired on October 8, after a two-month leadership following the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno .  Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

SC suspends judge for Facebook post on ouster of Sereno

For the first time in the history of the judiciary, the Supreme Court has cracked the whip on a judge who criticized on social media the SC decision ousting Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice on the basis of a quo warranto case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Impeach rap vs SC justices sufficient in form : House justice panel

The House justice committee on Tuesday unanimously ruled that the impeachment complaint against the 7 Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of the ouster of then Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is sufficient in form. Source link link: Impeach rap vs SC justices 'sufficient in form': House justice panel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Forty-one Days as Chief Justice: A New Norm

THE FALLOUT from the Supreme Court's (SC) ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno last June is continuing.On Saturday, August 25, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced Pre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Carpio won’t succeed De Castro–Duterte

President Duterte has discounted the possibility that Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the most senior magistrate in the Supreme Court, may succeed incoming Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro after she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Oct. 8. Mr. Duterte said Carpio himself had declared that he was not interested in the chief magistrate's post. "He stated publicly that he is not going to accept. So why force a person to accept a task that he does not want. This is a free country," the President said. Carpio did not apply for the vacancy at the top post of the judiciary left by the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno because he did not want to...Keep on reading: Carpio won’t succeed De Castro–Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Manila lawmakers want to impeach 7 SC judges

MANILA: Opposition lawmakers have filed an impeachment complaint against seven of the eight members of the Supreme Court (SC), who voted for the ouster of then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Ayawan na : Netizens dismayed by De Castro s appointment as Chief Justice

MANILA, Philippines – Based on intial online reactions, people are not pleased with President Duterte's appointment of  Teresita de Castro as Supreme Court Chief Justice , replacing the ousted Maria Lourdes Sereno . This comes as no surprise, as De Castro has already been lambasted earlier as "rude" and "egoistic" by netizens  for her heated exchange with Sereno during the oral arguments on  the quo warranto petition for Sereno's ouster . The appointment also elicited reactions because ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

What the impeachment complaint against SC justices will have to hurdle

Four opposition lawmakers have filed an impeachment complaint against the seven sitting Supreme Court associate justices who voted to grant the quo warranto petition against former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The complaint comes as a surprise as majority of the lower house is allied with the same administration that called for Sereno’s ouster. Reps. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

After Sereno ouster, 7 SC justices slapped with impeachment

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Four lawmakers filed on Thursday, August 23, impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 3 months ago. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr, and Alexander ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018