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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

SC upholds Sereno’s removal

THE Supreme Court (SC) chief justice post was declared vacant on Tuesday after its justices voted 8-6 to uphold the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno by quo warranto last month. The vote, which was the same as that which granted the quo warranto petition of the solicitor general on May 11, was made in an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

Affirmed Sereno ouster shows compromised SC – opposition lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition lawmakers expected the Supreme Court (SC) to affirm its ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, describing the High Court as “compromised” and a “lackey” of Malacañang. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, and Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao were among ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News6 hr. 29 min. ago

Malacañang: Like it or not, Sereno ouster final

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte respects the decision of the Supreme Court to affirm its ouster  of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice, Malacañang said on Tuesday, June 19. "Nirerespeto 'yan ng ating Presidente. Ipatutupad ang desisyon na 'yan dahil 'yan ang trabaho ng Presidente, tagapagpatupad ng mga batas at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News6 hr. 29 min. ago

SC rejects Sereno ouster appeal

      The Supreme Court has refused to reverse its May 11, 2018 decision that removed Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice.   Still with a vote of 8-6, the High Court denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration, according to a Court insider.   The May 11 decision granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida and invalidated the appointment of Sereno in 2012.   The SC disqualified her from the post for lack of proven integrity due to her failure to file all her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) when she was still teaching law in the University of the Philippines. /muf...Keep on reading: SC rejects Sereno ouster appeal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

On SC’s rejection of Sereno ouster appeal, Umali says, ‘I expected it’

House justice committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali on Tuesday said he was "relieved" that the Supreme Court (SC) has junked former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's motion to reverse its May 11 decision that led to her ouster. "Actually expected ko naman 'yun ano, actually I was interviewed earlier and I said I don't think the SC will change its position. I feel so relieved that I need not to prepare anymore on the Senate trial," Umali told reporters. Umali was referring to the impeachment case filed at the lower House which they need to defend at the supposed Senate trial. The high court, with a vote of 8-6, denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration, according to a Court ins...Keep on reading: On SC’s rejection of Sereno ouster appeal, Umali says, ‘I expected it’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

IBP can’t seek reversal of Sereno ouster — Palace

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines has no legal standing to seek the reversal of the Supreme Court ruling ousting former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

SC to order Sereno to return vehicles

DESPITE her ouster, sacked chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno continues to use her high-end sport utility vehicle (SUV) to get to her speaking engagements other engagements. This has prompted Supreme Court justices to issue an ultimatum to Sereno to return the Toyota Land Cruiser issued to her following her ouster through quo warranto proceedings, in [...] The post SC to order Sereno to return vehicles appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

IBP asks SC to reverse Sereno ouster

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday formally asked the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse and set aside its “narrowly drawn” and “necessarily void”  decision ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Source link link: IBP asks SC to reverse Sereno ouster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Supreme Court back to normal after Sereno ouster

The Supreme Court is back to functioning well despite the ouster of chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

‘Sereno a lost cause’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe anew at ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno after she criticized his anti-corruption campaign. “Sereno is a lost cause. She had it coming. She asked for it,” Duterte said of Sereno’s ouster by her peers at the Supreme Court (SC) through a quo warranto….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Ahead of a decision, Supreme Court removes Sereno from website

The Supreme Court is moving on.  Although it has yet to decide on Maria Lourdes Sereno’s appeal questioning her ouster last May 11, the High Court has already removed the former chief justice from its website. The spot for the chief justice ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Human Rights Watch on Duterte’s tirade: Nothing new

President Duterte’s tirade against a United Nations rapporteur who had criticized him for the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice was the same old rhetoric aimed at frustrating efforts by the international community to hold him accountable for the thousands of extrajudicial killings, a human rights worker said yesterday. Source link link: Human Rights Watch on Duterte’s tirade: Nothing new.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018