Rappler's latest stories on Lucas Bersamin
The vendor is accused of harassing the daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after she refused to buy fish balls
The Chief Justice is more unguarded in his speech before lawyers, jokes about quo warranto and ribs Justice Leonen to ‘join the majority more’
‘Accuracy is not the question here,’ says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, one of the 9 justices who outvoted original member in charge Justice Caguioa
'Let us take the time to...discern our experiences and learn from them, guided by a renewed hope, fresh start and new vision,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
’I do not apologize to anyone for having been appointed. That is the wisdom of a President who is the appointing power, please accept me,’ Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin tells employees of the Supreme Court
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Bersamin says of Duterte’s announced death squad against rebel communists: ‘I will trust the government to do its job if it believes there is a crime being committed’
Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months.
(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, the third most senior in the Supreme Court, has a history of voting in favor of the Duterte administration’s policies
Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited
Justices Peralta and Reyes point to a deficiency in the plunder charge, but say it is already moot. It is a narrow 6-4-4 decision that upholds the charge.
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
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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
Justice Bersamin says he and his wife would be willing to sign a waiver if necessary
(3rd UPDATE) We are updating this to add the voting history of Justices Antonio Carpio and Estela Perlas Bernabe, who join Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, and Andres Reyes Jr in the nomination for chief justice
By tradition, the vote of the chief justice as the ex-officio chairman of the JBC has followed the vote of the Supreme Court en banc
(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan
‘You will see it many times in your career that those who rise too fast often fall just as quickly,’ Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro says in a speech before new lawyers, in apparent reference to ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Warning participants against 'undermin[ing] the safe and orderly conduct' of the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers intentionally or unintentionally limit public criticism of the court
(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'
'The actions of the majority of this Court en banc...creates an ominous cloud that will besmirch our legitimacy,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
'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'
Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin tells Christian Monsod, a drafter of the 1987 Constitution, that current version of the constitution has been ‘emasculated’
Legal Education Board (LEB) Chairman Emerson Aquende, however, says 'there is nothing wrong with repeating test questions'
The chair of the 2017 Bar examinations is Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin
I am willing to presume good faith on the part of government says Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin
What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?
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
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Given the slow movement of proceedings in 2015 conviction is unlikely under the present administration
In 4 big public interest cases Supreme Court Justice Bersamin has always decided in favor of Mendoza’s clients
Supreme Court justices shouldn’t use secrecy as a cover for wrongdoing
Enrile of course is not most men He does not bow to the judgment of history He rewrites it
The Supreme Court s verdict on Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is now the subject of a complaint by one justice against another
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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