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In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’
Justices Leonen and Caguioa write strong dissenting opinions that allude to Duterte as a tyrant and dictator
'What has been restored is that the chief justice is one vote in terms of the items on the agenda,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
'It’s difficult to pluck someone from the most junior ranks and put them to the leadership position,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
‘The court en banc was disappointed that there were questions which were not proper, they catered to something, to trivia,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Former Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te also joins the discussion on Thursday, October 25
(UPDATED) It seems Leonen wants to practice judicial restraint, a long-standing debate on the Supreme Court that goes as far back to President Diosdado Macapagal
High Court says that 'lustful acts of men are often veiled in either the power of coercive threat or the inconvenience inherent in patriarchy as a culture’
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‘Corruption weakens judicial independence far more than political interference,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
'That's pure false,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen of RJ Nieto's Facebook post
'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida
‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan
'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno
‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
'Perhaps, an old torch will be finally rekindled: one which will light the way for a more vigilant citizenry that is sober, analytical, and organized enough to demand decency and a true passion for justice from all of government,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
"Even if the Chief Justice has failed our expectations, quo warranto, as a process to oust an impeachable officer and a sitting member of the Supreme Court, is a legal abomination,” says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
The 153-page ponencia of Associate Justice Noel Tijam effectively assures Sereno's ouster – even if Congress tries to intervene
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition is 'a legal abomination'
The Supreme Court justice says on social media the petition should have been dismissed outright, while the spokesperson posts a straightforward, self-explanatory graphic
Associate Justice Noel Tijam tells Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'Integrity is not founded in jurisprudence. It is founded in honesty, truthfulness.'
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says, 'What is more important is to catch someone with unexplained wealth'
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'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'
'In this era of disinformation, how can you fight for your freedom and democracy?'
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen urges the public to be discerning of their actions on social media, which he describes as a platform that has the power 'to create digital amnesia and dull critical thinking'
'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
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
Here are highlights of the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Oplan Tokhang in the government's war on drugs
Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen gets Dela Rosa to say he has 'never' issued a kill order to policemen on the ground
(UPDATED) The Solicitor General says the police circular – while it may be abused – should be looked at by the Supreme Court for its purpose and not its effects
Here's a summary of the most important points raised during the petitioners' round in the Supreme Court oral arguments on the war on drugs
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'If it is done by your government, when there is an official process that does that, then would you say that there is a fundamental right that is violated?' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno is also calling the heads of the DILG, PDEA, DDB, Napolcom and PNP-IAS to appear during oral arguments on November 28
The Associate Justice says adjusting the government's program against illegal drugs so it does not necessarily alienate communities it is supposed to protect would also clarify the rights of individuals vis-a-vis the power of government
It has been 20 years since President Fidel Ramos signed the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act
Five years after she was appointed the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines Maria Lourdes Sereno faces impeachment threats Is she a target of the Duterte administration?
Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay the petitioners counsel calls the ruling a strange and unfortunate result
We come to the core of the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law decision – how the Court applies the sufficiency of the factual basis test
There is no rebellion that justifies martial law There is terrorism that requires more thoughtful action says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
If Marawi made Duterte’s case for martial law in Mindanao the Supreme Court provided the constitutional basis for it
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
While we will and we may uphold the power of the President it is also our duty that that power is discharged fully in accordance with the framework that governs our country says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio also points out that mere imminent threat of rebellion is not enough to declare martial law