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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

Replacing CJ Sereno becoming inelegant

Sages had foreseen last May the inelegant effects of the Supreme Court ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Morality, not legality, was the issue. Whoever justice votes for ouster would appear lusting for her position......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Justice Antonio Carpio stands by vow he won’t benefit from Sereno ouster

Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio is making good on his vow that he does not want to benefit from the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno by declining the nomination to be the next chief justice. Carpio’s decision to decline the nomination shocked some who  regard him as the most qualified for the post […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

SC Justice Bersamin accepts nomination for chief justice

SUPREME COURT (SC) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin formally accepted his nomination for Chief Justice on Wednesday. Bersamin was the first official applicant among the five most senior justices for the vacant post after the ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. He was automatically nominated by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), along with [...] The post SC Justice Bersamin accepts nomination for chief justice appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

A litmus test for the new chief justice

The Sereno ouster by her own peers has stirred debates on the fairness of the Supreme Court justices, the President and the members of Congress. It puts in question in the minds of our people on the way we play the rules......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

JBC Set to ‘Open’ Search for New Chief Justice Monday

The Judicial and Bar Council will soon present the shortlist of candidates to President Rodrigo Duterte for the top magistrate post, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Sunday. The Supreme Court (SC) affirmed the ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno last week. Guevarra said JBC is set to convene on Monday to officially […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Palace on possible Sereno Senate run: Let her declare and let people decide

          Let Filipinos decide on the fate of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should she decide to run as senator, Malacaang said on Thursday.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Sereno appeared "to have accepted her fate" after the Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday her ouster through a quo warranto petition.   "I have said it over and over again that the court is the final arbiter of all legal controversies. Love the decision, hate the decision, we need to accept the decision. Former Chief Justice Sereno appears to have accepted her fate. Let's do the same," Roque said in a Palace briefing.   After...Keep on reading: Palace on possible Sereno Senate run: Let her declare and let people decide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

No CJ post bid for Carpio

By Elmer Navarro Manuel and Angie M. Rosales Saying he does not want to be accused of gaining from the recent ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said he will decline a nomination for the highest post in the judiciary. Carpio, who voted against the quo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Philippine SC affirms ouster of chief justice

MANILA: In a similar vote of 8-6, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday affirmed 'with finality' its decision more than a month ago which dismissed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who beca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

SC Upholds Ouster of Sereno

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld its decision granting the quo warranto petition which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post. This was announced by SC Spokesman Theodore Te in a press briefing after the High Court’s en banc session. Te said the High Court denied with finality the motion for reconsideration filed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Carpio to decline any nomination as next Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio will decline any nomination for him to beappointed as the next top magistrate of the Supreme Court (SC). Carpio said he did not want to benefit from the ouster of former ChiefJustice Maria Lourdes Sereno who was removed through a quo warrantoproceeding. The acting chief magistrate was among the six justices who voted against thequo warranto case filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Sereno. "Because I have voted against it, I don't want to benefit from it, so I willdecline any nomination," Carpio said over ANC's Headstart on Wednesday. Declining a nomination to the top magistrate post would mean that Carpio'sname would not ...Keep on reading: Carpio to decline any nomination as next Chief Justice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Sereno: House leaders held Judiciary budget hostage for my ouster

MANILA, Philippines – Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno accused leaders of the House of Representatives of aiding the impeachment complaint against her by holding hostage the Judiciary's budget. Speaking to supporters at the University of the Philippines Diliman Bahay ng Alumni, Sereno said that during the impeachment proceedings against her ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

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 rever.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018