US Supreme Court to hear key immigration cases after election

The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up two key cases related to President Donald Trump's immigration policies after the November election......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 20th, 2020

Durano’s Election Protest: HRET orders ‘safeguarding’ of ballot boxes in Cebu’s 5th district

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) has decided to hear the electoral protest which former representative Ramon “Red” Durano VI of the fifth district of Cebu filed against his successor, Rep. Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco. In a Precautionary Order penned by Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, HRET directed the […] The post Durano’s Election Protest: HRET orders ‘safeguarding’ of ballot boxes in Cebu’s 5th district appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

UK High Court to hear case over ‘IS bride’

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s Supreme Court will on Monday hear the case of a woman stripped of her UK citizenship after joining the Islamic State in Syria, who wants to return to appeal the ruling. The government in July won its bid to have the country’s highest court consider whether Shamima Begum, 20, […] The post UK High Court to hear case over ‘IS bride’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Keep Up With The Times | Nov. 23, 2020

Good day, here are the stories of The Manila Times for Monday, November 23, 2020. Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen threatened to sue Solicitor General Jose Calida for graft for seeking the former’s inhibition in the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Marcos. According to a well-placed source in the high court, Leonen was incensed at Calida […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Leonen won’t let go of poll case

Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen will not inhibit from the election protest of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., The Manila Times has learned from a court insider who is familiar with the case. Leonen, the ponente in the case being heard by the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Marcos wants Leonen to inhibit from poll protest

Defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. yesterday asked Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit from his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Leonen pinag-i-inhibit din ni Calida sa poll protest vs Robredo

Manila, Philippines-Hiniling ng Office of the Solicitor General sa pamumuno ni Jose Calida na mag-inhibit si Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen sa Marcos-Robredo election protest case, makaraang ihain ni dating Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. ang kahalintulad na mosyon. Iginiit ng OSG na may kinikilingan si Leonen laban sa pamilya Marcos at inantala nito […] The post Leonen pinag-i-inhibit din ni Calida sa poll protest vs Robredo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

SC hears bid to halt vote count

Washington---A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania’s Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day---referring the challenge to the full court to consider on Saturday (Sunday in Manila)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

PET eyes ruling on VP protest next year

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, hopes to rule on the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo before the start in October 2021 of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2022 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Why public can’t access SALN of magistrates

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta defended the High Tribunal’s restriction of public access to the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) of magistrates. Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta (FACEBOOK / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “We cannot release the SALN because there are matters there that are confidential in nature,” Peralta said during an online press briefing. The Chief Justice said that the SALN contains information like the addresses of judges and their family members which could be used by parties in influencing the decision-making of cases. “You can just imagine ‘yung mga judges na nagdecide ng cases against somebody (What might happen to judges who decided on cases against somebody),” he said. Because of this, Peralta said the SC has implemented guidelines which restricts public access to SALNs of magistrates. “We came up with the guidelines that we can only release ‘yung summary,” the Chief Justice said. Last September, the SC denied the requests of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon for copies of the SALN of SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. Gadon has filed a letter of appeal to the SC insisting that it should release Leonen’s SALN since the magistrate has allegedly skipped the filing of SALNs when Leonen was still teaching at the University of the Philippines (UP). In a letter addressed to SC Clerk of Court Edgardo Aricheta, Gadon said “the right of any citizen for access on SALNs is clearly provided under the law.” “With due respect to the Supreme Court, the denial only invites suspicion among the public that the Supreme Court is hiding something in so far as the SALNs of AJ Marvic Leonen are concerned and that it cannot also escape public suspicion that the Supreme Court is giving AJ Marvic Leonen a special treatment and protection which I hope is not true,” the lawyer warned. Gadon pointed out “there is no lawful nor valid reason why my request for the certified copies of the SALNs of AJ Marvic Leonen cannot be granted.” “The Supreme Court granted the same request in the case of Atty. Maria Lourdes Sereno hence it should be granted in the instant request for SALNs of AJ Marvic Leonen,” he reminded. Prior to Sereno’s ouster in 2018 as chief justice, Gadon was able to secure from the High Tribunal copies of her SALNs. Sereno was ousted as Chief Justice in 2018 after the SC granted the quo warranto petition of the OSG which sought to invalidate her appointment at the High Tribunal over violations in skipping the filing of her SALNs when she was still a law professor at the University of the Philippines (UP). “If Atty. Lourdes Sereno was ousted from the Supreme Court due to lack of integrity as exemplified by her non-filing of SALNs in UP for many years, then there is no reason why the same standard should not be applied to Associate Justice Marvic Leonen,” said Gadon who also alleged that Leonen had skipped in the filing of SALNs when he was still a UP law professor......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Court penalizes CA justice

The Supreme Court has imposed disciplinary action against a Court of Appeals magistrate and imposed a fine equivalent to one year of her salary for failing to decide 160 cases within the required period during her stint as a regional trial court judge......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

US Supreme Court back to work, one seat vacant as election looms

The US Supreme Court resumed work after a fall break Monday with a key vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and rising concerns it could be called on to decide the November 3 presidential election......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

PET acts on Marcos poll protest against Robredo

The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has required the Commission on Elections to comment on some issues related to the third cause of action of the election protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against his rival, Leni Robredo, as the duly elected vice president in the 2016 national elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

SC upholds Comelec proclamation of 51 winning party-lists in 2019 polls

The Supreme Court has upheld validity of the Commission on Election’s proclamation of party-list winners of the 2019 midterm elections and retained the formula in computing seats for party-list representative at the lower House......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Trump names ‘brilliant’ conservative to US Supreme Court

President Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, setting in motion a rush by Republicans to cement a conservative majority on the court on the eve of a tense and potentially disputed US election. Trump stood alongside Barrett at a White House Rose Garden ceremony to announce his decision, calling […] The post Trump names ‘brilliant’ conservative to US Supreme Court appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

SC allows virtual hearings nationwide

The Supreme Court started allowing virtual hearings nationwide on Thursday amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

SC dismisses Ilocos Sur RTC judge

A Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge has been dismissed by the Supreme Court (SC) for his irregular disposal of cases on nullity of marriage. Dismissed for gross ignorance of the law and gross misconduct was Judge Raphiel F. Alzate who was acting presiding judge of RTC Branch 24 in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur and RTC Branch […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

& lsquo;Act on sick, old detainees cases& rsquo;

The Supreme Court has remanded to trial courts the petition of elderly and sick detainees to be released amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

This would be a fine addition to their record

  “THE wheels of justice continue to grind despite the COVID-19 pandemic,” Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said Friday, as he announced the resolution of 825 cases even if members of the court had to deliberate on them through technology while working at home due to the lockdowns. The court made three […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

PBA return pushed back again as Metro Manila under MECQ anew

Following another late-night announcement Sunday, Metro Manila is once again under a modified enhanced community quarantine. The new quarantine measures will take effect starting August 4 and will last until August 18. The PBA is directly affected, as sports gatherings are not allowed under MECQ, resulting in another speed bump to the league's planned return. "The government knows what is good for us, and we conform with their orders. We will follow the guidelines and will wait for the next word from them with regards to restrictions on whatever quarantine status we're in," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said. "As for the 14-day return of Metro Manila to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), I look at it as a short detour that we'll pursue in the hope of getting our teams back in the gym at the right time," Marcial added. The PBA earlier received official government approval to start team practices by small batches. [Related: PBA hopeful for 2020 return after getting practice green light] Pending COVID-19 swab testing for all teams, which were scheduled later this week at Makati Med, teams were on track to return to the court by next week. Now, all plans have been pushed back, including the swab testing. "We have no recourse but to adjust the schedule of our activities. The supposed swab testing of the players at the Makati Med on Aug. 6-7 will be pushed back," Commissioner Marcial said. "Ngayon, we'll communicate with them [PBA teams] to inform them that we'll have to hear the next call of the government," he added. As of Sunday, August 2, hours before the MECQ announcement, the Philippines has recorded 103,185 positive COVID-19 cases.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

SC allows remote notarization

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to allow the remote notarization of documents to help prevent the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  “Safeguarding the public’s health in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court will allow the notarization of documents through videoconferencing in cases where the notary public holds office in an area under community quarantine,” the SC Public Information Office (SCPIO) said in a statement on Friday.  The SCPIO said the high tribunal has issued instructions on this under Administrative Matters (AM) No. 20-07-04-SC, the 2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents.  “Until the SC directs otherwise, the Rules shall apply to permit the performance of notarial acts through the use of videoconferencing facilities in cases where the notary public or at least one of the principals resides, holds office, or is otherwise situated in a locality that is under community quarantine due to COVID-19, as directed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF), the provincial governors or mayors, both governors and mayors having the concurrence of the relevant regional counterpart body of the IATF,” read the interim rules. Under the rules, the notary public should not accept the notarial act requested “if the principal or witnesses refuse/s to appear before the notary public through videoconference.” The rules also state that a notary public may “refused to perform the notarial act in the event that the principal or witnesses exhibit/s behavior that engenders reasonable doubt as to his or her or their understanding of the instrument or document or otherwise indicates a defect in his or her or their consent thereto.” The SCPIO said the rules shall be “limited to the notarization of paper documents and instruments with handwritten signatures or marks through the use of videoconferencing facilities,” adding it “shall not apply to the execution of notarial wills.”  The SCPIO noted the rules will take effect 15 days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of national circulation.  The SC also directed the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) “to create and disseminate to the general public a register of notaries public in all the chapters of the IBP who shall undertake the performance of notarial acts in accordance with these Rules.”  “This register shall indicate the names, contact numbers, e-mail addresses of the said notaries public, and the territorial jurisdiction of the court which issued their respective commissions,” and “published by the IBP in its website, and in any medium it may deem appropriate,” it added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020