Justice Marvic Leonen - updates

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Is timing right for same-sex marriage petition? Leonen warns of risks

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:47 PM

‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Nick Falcis prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC martial law ruling 'enables rise of an emboldened authoritarian' – Leonen

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:10 PM

'The majority’s decision in this case aligns us towards the same dangerous path. It erodes this Court’s role as our society’s legal conscience,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

MARCOS REINCARNATION. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the Supreme Court's majority ruling on the martial law re-extension is a reincarnation of the past rulings which were 'complicit in the suffering of our people' during the Marcos era.

Leonen: Why no intel given to Congress during martial law deliberations?

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Hearing oral arguments on martial law's extension, the Supreme Court associate justice says Malacañang cited threats from a minor operative of a terrorist group

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman along with other petitioners attend the oral arguments on the 1-year extension of the Martial Law in Mindanao by the Supreme Court in Manila on January 16, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How did the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act help empower the community?

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

It has been 20 years since President Fidel Ramos signed the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act

Martial law narrative out of context, far-fetched – Leonen

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

There is no rebellion that justifies martial law There is terrorism that requires more thoughtful action says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Leonen: Lone dissenter in SC martial law ruling

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED We should have the courage to never again clothe authoritarianism in any disguise with the mantle of constitutionality Leonen says in his dissenting opinion

File photo of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

CJ Sereno keen to resolve jurisdiction issues in De Lima case

Mar 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Sereno says that it s possible for the SC to grant partial relief to De Lima without saying that the RTC judge committed grave abuse of authority

RESOLVE NOW. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on March 28, 2017 says she believes it is the right opportunity to resolve which court has the jurisdiction over drug cases against public officials. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leonen questions qualifications of drug lords as state witnesses

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

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

Solicitor General Jose Calida takes the floor at the continuation of the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC orals: How justices pursued issues on Marcos burial

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Of the issues the justices gave significant attention to human rights RA 289 AFP regulations and Marcos record as a soldier

MARCOS BURIAL. The Supreme Court started its oral arguments on the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Leonen: Shouldn't Grace Poe carry burden of proving citizenship?

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:47 PM

For you to put your name for the public to choose you have the burden of [presenting] evidence correct? the Supreme Court justice asks Poe s counsel

BURDEN OF PROVING CITIZENSHIP. Leonen File Photo fropm OPAPP Facebook page.

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

INVESTIGATION. The Supreme Court pushes for the creation of a task force to probe the recent killings of court officials. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

#AnimatED: Bersamin vs Leonen

Aug 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

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

War of SC justices: Bersamin files complaint vs Leonen

Aug 24, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Supreme Court Justice Lucas Bersamin who penned the decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile files a complaint against one of the 4 dissenters Justice Marvic Leonen

SC justice questions Torre de Manila zoning permit

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks why DMCI started constructing Torre de Manila in 2012 when it was only granted variance to build beyond the allowed height 2 years after

The Supreme Court (SC) hears the oral argument against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal on August 11 Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Justice on Binay suspension: 'A difficult case because it's political’

Apr 14, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Of course you would agree with me that this is a difficult case not only because it is complex It is also difficult because it is political says SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

SC IN BAGUIO: The Supreme Court holds oral arguments in Baguio City

Sanctions for other justices in Napoles Kevlar case?

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:08 PM

SC Justice Marvic Leonen says the irregularities were so deliberate they cast doubt not only on Ong but also on Justices Jose Hernandez and Cristina Cornejo who acquitted pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles in the Kevlar helmet case

Judicial and Bar Council to have a Muslim rep

Aug 09, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The Supreme Court has approved the plea of Justice Marvic Leonen to appoint an Islamic law expert to the body that vets court nominees

Chief Justice takes up cudgels for RH law

Jul 24, 2013 - 6:30 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cautions an anti RH lawyer against questioning the wisdom of lawmakers Get people who think like you elected first she says

Pamatong asks SC to nullify Bangsamoro agreement

Dec 03, 2012 - 7:02 PM

Pamatong says the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement requires amending the charter