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
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
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
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
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
(UPDATED) Has the insanity plea ever worked in a Philippine court?
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says problems in the judiciary should not prevent lawmakers from doing their job
SC Justice Arturo Brion retires on December 29, as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70
The Supreme Court's first homegrown justice retires on December 14, after more than 4 decades serving in the High Tribunal
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
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.
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
(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'
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'
'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
Malacañang, meanwhile, says the suspension of the writ 'is just an idea' so far
President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this 'to protect the Republic of the Philippines'
SC Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes recuses himself from the Marcos burial case. What rules govern the inhibition of SC magistrates on certain cases?
'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
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
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
'It's a bright red line you must not cross,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says of the separation of government branches
Sereno also says 'concern' was what prompted her to send a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte about his drug list
'There is no basis to the myth,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says, referring to the claim that TROs derail government infrastructure projects
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
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
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says his marching orders from the President include ridding the agency of graft and corruption
Francis Jardeleza – the richest in the Supreme Court for two straight years – declares a net worth of P249.68 million in 2015
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
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
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
'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
(3rd UPDATE) The FBI declines to reveal what technical steps were taken to unlock the iPhone
(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
The FBI insists it is only doing its job, while Apple maintains it is after the safety of iPhone users
(3rd UPDATE) US President Barack Obama says he plans to nominate Scalia's successor – something Republicans oppose
(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.
Defense of physical presence in the country appeared wobbly
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'
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
The JBC gives the shortlist to the President, who will appoint a replacement for retired Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr
[The annulment business] A web of relationships, from fixer to judge, slowly unravels
This comes after the killing of a Samar provincial judge on Sunday – the second judge killed this month
16 nominees and applicants will go through a Judicial and Bar Council screening for the post of Supreme Court associate justice
'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
Filipinos attending a global anti-corruption conference say the Philippines must work on campaign finance reform, and address blunders like the Enrile bail ruling
Supreme Court justices shouldn’t use secrecy as a cover for wrongdoing
The Supreme Court's verdict on Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is now the subject of a complaint by one justice against another