Will a chief justice front-runner grant Trillanes a TRO?
De Castro gets 6 votes, Peralta also 6, while Bersamin gets 5. President Duterte will choose the next chief justice from this list.
The opposition says the impeachment complaints filed at the Lower House should be a valid ground for disqualification but that may not be a hard and fast rule
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ex-officio member of the JBC, says the impeachment complaints will not affect the chief justice applications
Two chief justice applicants change their votes to hand Philippine Airlines a victory. A dissenter says it besmirches the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin want to smoke out corruption in the judiciary, while Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro vows to continue her digitization reforms
Peralta denies telling people he is the next chief justice
(UPDATED) Rappler reviews key decisions from 2007 and finds that Associate Justices De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, and Reyes Jr lean toward the executive or politicians
(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
(UPDATED) Outside the SC premises in Baguio City, Sereno’s supporters mobilize to call for the inhibition of the justices they call the 'Biased 5'
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam 'cannot decide the quo warranto petition objectively and impartially'
'I had agreed to go on an indefinite leave, but I am also bound by the appropriate administrative rules,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
'We apologize for any confusion we have caused in the last few days but we were working on available information,' says Sereno's spokesperson
Thirteen justices slam the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for making announcements that have 'seriously damaged the integrity of the judiciary'
They say Maria Lourdes Sereno was included in the shortlist for Chief Justice even if she failed to submit her SALNs, documents that are required of all government officials
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours
Justice Diosdado Peralta says that even if drug violations were committed by government officials, the RTC, not the Sandiganbayan, has jurisdiction over them
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature
You have here a case where all these are not qualified for the witness protection program but are in conspiracy with De Lima are not named in the information Would you say that there is a singling out of the accused? Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida
What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?
This is consistent with the position taken by the De Lima camp which says it is the anti graft court that has jurisdiction over the detained senator because it is covered by a later law
Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians
UPDATED The justices ruled on the petitions opposing a hero s burial for Marcos by viewing and judging his totality as a person the SC decision says
UPDATED By a vote of 9 5 the Supreme Court gives the go signal for former president Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Justices are expected to submit their opinions by Thursday November 10
UPDATED This is the second time the High Court has extended the status quo ante order on a hero s burial for the dictator
Of the issues the justices gave significant attention to human rights RA 289 AFP regulations and Marcos record as a soldier
Its actuations can easily be misinterpreted as participating in the partisan voices of those who are supporting a different candidate for the elections Justice Leonen says of the Comelec
Justices Arturo Brion Antonio Carpio Teresita Leonardo de Castro and Bienvenido Reyes weigh in on Comelec s jurisdiction to rule on the qualifications of presidential candidate Grace Poe
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We reviewed 5 graft cases that never prospered against the Vice President when he was still mayor of Makati
A look at the 3rd and 5th division justices: It bears watching how they will behave under a new administration and whether their actuations will be their ticket to the High Court
A member of the Sandiganbayan says the filing of the 3 plunder cases is a welcome development for those eyeing higher positions in the judiciary How they decide on the cases [could] affect their chances of being appointed to the SC
(UPDATED) Here's the latest on 9 personalities who figured in the plunder trial of former president Joseph Estrada
The Senate President turns the tables on SC justices Marvic Leonen and Diosdado Peralta presses them on a speedy decision before the year ends
Peralta s brother in law used to be a lawyer for one of Arroyo s co accused
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she needs the help of justices and court employees amid reports some justices have yet to recognize her appointment
Up until the last minute on August 13 when the JBC voted to disqualify De Lima there were moves to pressure the council into voting otherwise
University of the East Dean Amado Valdez says issuing a temporary restraining order is a moral choice
Legal experts and even the JBC have contrasting views
Contenders for chief justice who have pending administrative and criminal cases could be disqualified from running for the post
Nominees include the IBP president a Comelec commissioner and a retired Court of Appeals justice
Perez is the first SC insider aside from the 5 most senior justices to be nominated to the post
Leonen is 13th person outside the Supreme Court who has been nominated to replace dismissed chief justice Renato Corona