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Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Poland's senate approves a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite warnings from the European Union, appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

SC’s laudable deference to executive decision

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:11 PM

There is such a virtue as 'judicial reticence', a becoming degree of self-restraint that must be accorded a co-equal, coordinate branch of government

SC’s laudable deference to executive decision

High noon in the SC: Is martial law legal?

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A lot of things depend on the clarity of the Supreme Court decision in saying not only what martial law is not, but also what it includes

High noon in the SC: Is martial law legal?

Gov't corporate counsel hits bill making SolGen 'superior' to DOJ

Jun 01, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Jurado claims HB 5233 will also increase the Solicitor General's budget from the current P600 million to P1.3 billion

Gov't corporate counsel hits bill making SolGen 'superior' to DOJ

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:55 PM

HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

A deranged mind: The insanity plea in PH cases

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) Has the insanity plea ever worked in a Philippine court?

A deranged mind: The insanity plea in PH cases

Alvarez on death penalty: Inefficient justice system not Congress' problem

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says problems in the judiciary should not prevent lawmakers from doing their job

Alvarez on death penalty: Inefficient justice system not Congress' problem

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Arturo Brion

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:27 PM

SC Justice Arturo Brion retires on December 29, as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Arturo Brion

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Jose Perez

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The Supreme Court's first homegrown justice retires on December 14, after more than 4 decades serving in the High Tribunal

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Jose Perez

SC clears 3 judges named in Duterte's drug list

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The SC also slams the premature public announcement of the judges' alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade, saying it put the judges in danger

SC clears 3 judges named in Duterte's drug list

A lethal mix? Death penalty and a 'flawed, corrupt' justice system

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:00 PM

In People v Mateo in 2004, the Supreme Court says 71.77% of death penalty verdicts handed by lower courts were wrong. The SC reduced the sentences to life imprisonment and, even, acquittal.

A lethal mix? Death penalty and a 'flawed, corrupt' justice system

Woman judge is Duterte's first judicial appointee in Davao

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Judge Jill Rose Jaugan-Lo, the new judge at the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 14, administered Duterte's oath as Davao mayor in 2013

Woman judge is Duterte's first judicial appointee in Davao

EXPLAINER: How the Judicial and Bar Council works

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council, according to the late Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion, was necessary 'in attaining and preserving the independency of the judiciary'

EXPLAINER: How the Judicial and Bar Council works

Davao judge explains to JBC high rate of acquittal in drug cases

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Judge Rowena Adlawan tells the Judicial and Bar Council she supports the government's war on drugs, but says she has acquitted several accused drug suspects based on 'technical aspects'

Davao judge explains to JBC high rate of acquittal in drug cases

Alvarez: Congress will suspend habeas corpus only if Duterte justifies it

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:28 PM

'Kung talaga namang kinakailangan, bakit hindi ilulusot? At kung hindi naman kailangan, talagang hindi lulusot iyan. As I’ve said before, hindi naman tayo rubber stamp ng Malacañang,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Alvarez: Congress will suspend habeas corpus only if Duterte justifies it

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Malacañang, meanwhile, says the suspension of the writ 'is just an idea' so far

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'

Nov 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this 'to protect the Republic of the Philippines'

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'

FAST FACTS: When should SC justices inhibit from a case?

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:27 AM

SC Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes recuses himself from the Marcos burial case. What rules govern the inhibition of SC magistrates on certain cases?

FAST FACTS: When should SC justices inhibit from a case?

UK minister speaks out on Brexit judiciary row

Nov 06, 2016 - 12:29 AM

'The independence of the judiciary is the foundation upon which our rule of law is built and our judiciary is rightly respected the world over for its independence and impartiality,' says British justice minister Liz Truss

UK minister speaks out on Brexit judiciary row

Too many lawyers, not enough jurists!

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

We need more jurists in the Philippines – which is to say that we need more thoughtful people for whom law is the object of serious study, and its recondite problems, for which the lawyer may have very little time or interest

Too many lawyers, not enough jurists!

CJ Sereno, Duterte vs De Lima, social media terrorism | 6PM wRap

Aug 25, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Watch The wRap with Zak Yuson

CJ Sereno, Duterte vs De Lima, social media terrorism | 6PM wRap

CJ: ‘I trust President’s judgment’ in naming justices

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte 'has already said that he is strongly against the corrupt, he is strongly against the laggards,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says

CJ: ‘I trust President’s judgment’ in naming justices

Sereno wary of justices ‘courtesy calls’ on Duterte

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:43 PM

'It's a bright red line you must not cross,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says of the separation of government branches

Sereno wary of justices ‘courtesy calls’ on Duterte

CJ: We need to have 'very good' relations with executive

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Sereno also says 'concern' was what prompted her to send a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte about his drug list

CJ: We need to have 'very good' relations with executive

CJ refutes claim courts issuing 'too many' TROs vs govt projects

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:55 PM

'There is no basis to the myth,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says, referring to the claim that TROs derail government infrastructure projects

CJ refutes claim courts issuing 'too many' TROs vs govt projects

SC slaps 3-year suspension on lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Trixie Cruz-Angeles was the lawyer for Oakwood mutineer Nicanor Faeldon, and most recently, defended expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo in their cases against the church

SC slaps 3-year suspension on lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths, teenage pregnancies, and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

DOJ to be graft-free agency – Aguirre

Jul 02, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says his marching orders from the President include ridding the agency of graft and corruption

DOJ to be graft-free agency – Aguirre

Jardeleza still richest SC justice in 2015

May 26, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Francis Jardeleza – the richest in the Supreme Court for two straight years – declares a net worth of P249.68 million in 2015

Jardeleza still richest SC justice in 2015

Ombudsman posts 58.5% conviction rate from January to March

May 17, 2016 - 7:14 PM

Based on the latest records, the Office of the Special Prosecutor scores 31 convictions against 22 acquittals within the first 3 months of the year

Ombudsman posts 58.5% conviction rate from January to March

Palace, ex-colleagues send condolences to Corona family

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Lawyers Rico Quicho and Karen Jimeno, members of former Chief Justice Renato Corona's defense team during his 2012 impeachment trial, mourn the passing of the former chief justice

Palace, ex-colleagues send condolences to Corona family

Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone – report

Apr 13, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Professional hackers discovered at least one software flaw that helped the FBI break into an iPhone used by a San Bernardino attacker, a Washington Post report says

Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone – report

Roxas: SC justices of next president can change character of judiciary

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:45 AM

'The wrong choice might mean that black becomes white and white becomes black....And that's why we need to be very, very careful,' the Liberal Party candidate says

Roxas: SC justices of next president can change character of judiciary

Apple-FBI clash ends in stalemate

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:58 AM

The case is over, but not the debate on encryption

Apple-FBI clash ends in stalemate

FBI hacks San Bernardino attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The FBI declines to reveal what technical steps were taken to unlock the iPhone

FBI hacks San Bernardino attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

US gov't says may not need Apple help in iPhone battle

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:34 AM

(UPDATED) 'An outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking [Syed] Farook's iPhone," Justice Department attorneys say in a court filing

US gov't says may not need Apple help in iPhone battle

FBI, Apple clash in Congress on encryption

Mar 02, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The FBI insists it is only doing its job, while Apple maintains it is after the safety of iPhone users

FBI, Apple clash in Congress on encryption

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies

Feb 14, 2016 - 7:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) US President Barack Obama says he plans to nominate Scalia's successor – something Republicans oppose

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies

Who is newly-appointed SC Justice Alfredo Caguioa?

Jan 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court names Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa the 174th Associate Justice appointed to the Supreme Court. Get to know more about him.

Who is newly-appointed SC Justice Alfredo Caguioa?

Supreme Court justices raise doubts on Poe’s residency

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Defense of physical presence in the country appeared wobbly

Supreme Court justices raise doubts on Poe’s residency

Japan court rules dating ban on pop star 'goes too far' – report

Jan 19, 2016 - 1:12 PM

A former female pop star, who was sued by her talent agency for dating a fan, wins a legal battle after a court ruled that the suit threatened her 'freedom to pursue happiness'

Japan court rules dating ban on pop star 'goes too far' – report

Pakistan court acquits Musharraf of rebel leader's killing

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:03 PM

The decision Monday is the first significant ruling in his 3 cases, which include the murder of former leader Benazir Bhutto in 2007 and treason

Pakistan court acquits Musharraf of rebel leader's killing

Aquino classmate leads shortlist for SC vacancy

Jan 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM

The JBC gives the shortlist to the President, who will appoint a replacement for retired Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr

Aquino classmate leads shortlist for SC vacancy

Part 3: Cavite: Haven for paid-for annulments?

Dec 29, 2015 - 9:30 AM

[The annulment business] A web of relationships, from fixer to judge, slowly unravels

Part 3: Cavite: Haven for paid-for annulments?

Supreme Court wants task force created to address judge killings

Nov 24, 2015 - 4:42 PM

This comes after the killing of a Samar provincial judge on Sunday – the second judge killed this month

Supreme Court wants task force created to address judge killings

Aquino classmate, Sandiganbayan justices vie for SC post

Nov 24, 2015 - 4:09 PM

16 nominees and applicants will go through a Judicial and Bar Council screening for the post of Supreme Court associate justice

Aquino classmate, Sandiganbayan justices vie for SC post

Kapunan: Raising salaries a step toward ending corruption in gov't

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:15 PM

'In most countries, the highest paid really are those who are in government service, even higher [than those who are] in private sector,' says the senatorial aspirant

Kapunan: Raising salaries a step toward ending corruption in gov't

Aquino, Enrile and anti-corruption lessons for PH

Sep 08, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Filipinos attending a global anti-corruption conference say the Philippines must work on campaign finance reform, and address blunders like the Enrile bail ruling

Aquino, Enrile and anti-corruption lessons for PH

#AnimatED: Bersamin vs Leonen

Aug 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Supreme Court justices shouldn’t use secrecy as a cover for wrongdoing

#AnimatED: Bersamin vs Leonen

Leonen has no business questioning SC verdict, says Bersamin

Aug 25, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The Supreme Court's verdict on Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is now the subject of a complaint by one justice against another

Leonen has no business questioning SC verdict, says Bersamin