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Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The ruling of the Supreme Court draws a line under many years of legal challenges from critics, who said Aadhaar threatened individual privacy and risked turning the world's second-most populous nation into a surveillance state

BIOMETRICS. This photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows an Indian woman getting her fingerprints read during the registration process for Aadhaar cards (or unique identifier [UID] cards) in Amritsar. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP

Supreme Court allows drug charges vs Peter Lim to continue

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Court’s Third Division denies Lim’s request to nullify the Department of Justice (DOJ) reinvestigation

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks Peter Lim's appeal to void the Department of Justice reinvestigation that ultimately found sufficient evidence to charge him for conspiracy to commit illegal drugs.

‘Habal-habal’ justice of Visayas tries luck at SC

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Delos Santos penned the lauded Writ of Kalikasan decision that shut down the controversial Inawayan Landfill in Cebu City

SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. Court of Appeals Justice Edgardo delos Santos applies for a Supreme Court post for the first time. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sara Duterte opposes Midas Marquez's Supreme Court bid

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Supreme Court applicant Midas Marquez says, 'The allegation that I talked to complainants, the witnesses, that I maneuvered or manipulated, is not accurate'

OPPOSITION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposes Court Administrator Midas Marquez' application to the Supreme Court.

Who's who: Candidates vying to replace former SC justice Martires

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Many of the candidates are current associate justices at the Court of Appeals and had previously applied for a position at the High Court

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Midas Marquez tries again for Supreme Court in JBC interview

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:33 AM

Marquez is among the 6 nominees whom the en banc has recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). He was previously interviewed in June 2017.

SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. For his 4th application for a justice position since 2017, Court Administrator Midas Marquez will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on September 26, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 PM

Former president Noynoy Aquino still stands by his appointment of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

MULLING CASES. Former president Benigno Aquino III speaks during the Liberal Party’s National Executive Council meeting on September 25, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Kavanaugh intensifies counter-offensive against sex accusations

Sep 25, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Brett Kavanaugh steps up his defense, saying 'I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect'

TRUMP CHOICE. File photo shows Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves the room following a meeting and press availability with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

COA finds anomalies in Supreme Court’s purchase of P7.9-M computers

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Carpio is more trusted than Arroyo – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 AM

But the survey also shows that a good number of Filipinos either do not know Carpio, or don’t know what to feel about the potential Chief Justice nominee

TRUST RATINGS. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gets 33% trust ratings, and 42% approval ratings from the latest Pulse Asia survey taken from September 1-7, 2018. Photo by Rappler

House panel junks impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 25, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The House committee on justice votes unanimously to reject the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and 6 Supreme Court justices

NOT IMPEACHED: (From L-R, top to bottom) Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr, and Alexander Gesmundo. File photos by SC PIO

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler

Calida tells Supreme Court to void Trillanes amnesty because Gazmin signed it

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:43 PM

It is an argument not cited in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572

GAZMIN ARGUMENT. Floated only after the publication of Proclamation No. 527, Solicitor General Jose Calida has now officially raised to the Supreme Court that the act of former defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin approving Senator Antonio Trillanes' amnesty papers is illegal and a valid ground to void the amnesty. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled US Supreme Court nominee of President Donald Trump, faces a second accusation of sexual misconduct

NEW ALLEGATIONS. In this file photo Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Cleared of corruption? Martires will no longer appeal to Supreme Court

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:51 PM

‘This is for the simple reason that it already violates the right of an accused against double jeopardy,' says the new Ombudsman

NO MORE APPEALS. Ombudsman Samuel Martires signs an order on September 24 putting a stop to the practice of appealing lost cases at the Supreme Court. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Battle lines drawn for U.S. Senate showdown on Trump court nominee

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:54 AM

A university professor agrees to give her testimony publicly in the US Senate, accusing Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault

SUPPORT. In this file photo taken, an activist wears a button in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party about 35 years ago, during a protest September 20, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/AFP

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Sexual assault survivors – women and men alike – tweet their messages of solidarity for Christine Blasey Ford using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport

SC NOMINEE. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers calls as 'arbitrary' the first deadline set by the US Senate Judiciary Committee for her to testify against nominee Brett Kavanaugh over a sexual assault allegation

SC NOMINEE. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump turns on Supreme Court nominee's accuser

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:46 PM

President Donald Trump claims that sexual assault allegations against his hand-picked Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh could not be true, blaming 'radical left wing politicians' for stirring controversy

'TAKE THE VOTE'. US President Donald Trump rejects the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford's claims that a drunken Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her in the early 1980s. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

How Imee Marcos got away from paying $4M in damages for Trajano death

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Because the Supreme Court said the lower court sheriff was not diligent enough in serving the summons personally on Imee, the Honolulu court's ruling on the 'wrongful death' of student Archimedes Trajano was unenforceable here

SPARED BY TECHNICALITY. The Supreme Court in 2006 voided a lower court proceedings that sought to compel Imee Marcos pay $4 million in damages for the "wrongful death" of student Archimedes Trajano. Photo of Imee Marcos by Darren Langit, and Supreme Court facade by LeAnne Jazul

SC affirms Imelda’s acquittal in dollar-salting, hits ‘apathetic’ prosecution

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM

‘The prosecution could have done better in this case. Sadly it failed,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who penned the decision

ACQUITTED. Supreme Court affirms the acquittal of former first lady Imelda Marcos on 32 counts of dollar salting connected to the Marcos Swiss Accounts. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in U.S. Senate – reports

Sep 21, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers have told the Senate judiciary committee she cannot appear at its hearing scheduled for Monday, September 24, calling the date Republicans set 'arbitrary'

KAVANAUGH. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as the US President announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Dubbed as the tax refund scam of the 1990s, Petron and Shell win big in the Supreme Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sara Duterte slams 'SC justice aspirant' trying to get her attention

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The president's daughter claims someone seeking an appointment as Supreme Court justice is asking complainants to withdraw their disbarment case against her to curry favor

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trump Supreme Court pick accuser demands FBI probe before testifying

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The college professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault wants an FBI investigation

ALL-GIRLS. The entrance to the Holton Arms School is shown on September 18, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. Christine Blasey Ford, who attended the all-girls prep school, has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who attended the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School, of assaulting her when the two were students. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 AM

A professor at Palo Alto University decides to waive her anonymity because she felt her 'civic responsibility" was "outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation'

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves the room following a meeting and press availability with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to succeed retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

10-centavo levy vs oil, petroleum tankers constitutional – SC

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Supreme Court reverses an earlier decision by a lower court, saying oil tankers pose a larger risk to the environment in the event of an oil spill

Fariñas bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The bloc of ex-majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas argues that the current House leadership has committed 'grave abuse of discretion' by retaining Danilo Suarez as minority leader

MINORITY LEADER. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez faces another Supreme Court case questioning his minority leadership. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC denial of TRO still a 'victory' for Trillanes, says Magdalo

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the Supreme Court has 'shown independence' by giving Senator Antonio Trillanes IV the chance to explain his side in court

BETTER FOR TRILLANES. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano welcomes the Supreme Court's denial of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's request for TRO. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[WRAP | DAY 8] SC denies Trillanes TRO request, insists no warrantless arrest

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Trillanes says he's 'grateful' the high court recognized his rights despite failing to get immediate relief

OPPOSITION. Senator Trillanes reacts to the one-on-one interview of Chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo with President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

EXPLAINER: What the Supreme Court TRO denial means for Trillanes

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The immediate implication is that the ball is now in the court of the Makati Regional Trial Courts

Amid TRO hiccup, Trillanes 'grateful' to SC for recognizing his rights

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:07 PM

(UPDATED) 'They gave him [Duterte] a face-saving way out... but at the same time protecting my rights and the rights of similarly situated people in the future,' says Trillanes

Sen. Trillanes’ reaction on the Supreme Court’s denial of the TRO he filed. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo camp asks SC to probe poll fraud accuser Glenn Chong

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers find it 'disturbing' that former lawmaker Glenn Chong has access to audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur

POLL FRAUD ACCUSER. Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong gestures during a Senate hearing on July 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Arroyo’s presence a ‘go signal’ to junk impeachment vs SC justices – Lagman

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices

'GO SIGNAL.' Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon, who presided over the impeachment hearing against the 7 SC justices. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Supreme Court denies Trillanes request for TRO

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:08 PM

(5th UPDATE) Attention shifts to the two Makati courts which will hear the motion to issue a warrant of arrest

Sen. Trillanes’ press con outside his office on September 10, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House panel junks impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 11, 2018 - 12:05 PM

(2nd UPDATE) A total of 23 lawmakers find the impeachment complaints insufficient in substance. Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora is the only legislator who voted in favor of the complaints.

HOUSE PANEL. The House committee on justice deliberates on the impeachment complaints against Supreme Court justices on September 11, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

P12-trillion reward? Supreme Court says no to 'Marcos wealth informant'

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court also tells petitioner Danilo Lihaylihay that 'frivolous litigation...hampers the resolution of more meritorious cases'

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Cases, complaints filed vs Trillanes under Duterte administration

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:33 PM

In a nutshell, all cases and complaints are filed by Duterte-allied lawyers and the President's family members

LIST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has a list of cases filed against him under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[WRAP | Day 4] Trillanes stays in Senate, Duterte changes tune on warrantless arrest

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains holed up in the Senate as President Rodrigo Duterte himself backtracks on the warrantless arrest of his fierce critic

NO ARREST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains at the Senate as rumors of a warrantless did not materialize on Friday, September 7. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Justice Peralta in charge of Trillanes Supreme Court petition

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Will a chief justice front-runner grant Trillanes a TRO?

Military defers action on Trillanes, waits for SC

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'The DND respects the judicial process and will defer to the decision of the court on the matter,' says the Department of National Defense

NOW UP TO SC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate building in Pasay City. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Trillanes: Supreme Court TRO will give military a 'way out'

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Trillanes says it is the only way that the military can get out of the order to arrest him without necessarily defying their commander-in-chief

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

[WRAP | Day 3] Looming Trillanes arrest jolts PH from sleep

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:20 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV runs to the Supreme Court, but hours later rumors spread that he is set to be arrested while the nation is in slumber

LOOMING ARREST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV joins his supporters for a Mass at the Senate, where he is seeking sanctuary, on September 6, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Rush for TRO: Trillanes speeds up Supreme Court proceedings

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:04 AM

(UPDATED) With the motion for a special raffle, the justice in charge can make a recommendation as early as Friday. But it will depend on Chief Justice De Castro to act on it.

PROOF. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a press conference on September 6, 2018 shows a new set of documents to prove that the amnesty given to him is valid. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Why Trillanes chose to go to the Supreme Court

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'If we cannot rely on the Supreme Court, wala na tayong puwedeng pagkatiwalaan. Kaya kami nandito ngayon,' says Trillanes' lawyer

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's lawyer Rey Robles and fellow mutineer former Magdalo Representative Ashley Acedillo file a petition for certiorari at the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Sep 06, 2018 - 2:27 PM

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Trillanes asks SC to stop Duterte order revoking amnesty

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 'should alarm the justices of the Supreme Court,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV asks the Supreme Court to stop President Rodrigo Duterte's revocation of his amnesty. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes case: Who is Judge Soriano of Makati?

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Soriano convicted two Magdalo mutineers of coup charges, but his decision was later reversed by the Court of Appeals

Makati RTC Branch 148 Presiding Judge Andres Soriano issued an order setting for hearing the motion to issue a warrant of arrest and hold departure order for Senator Trillanes, August 5, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich,' says Judge Brett Kavanaugh

CJ De Castro: No local law that put Rome Statute in effect

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:27 AM

'I think it is conceded that we do not have any implementing legislation yet,' says the Chief Justice

Newly installed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro with other justices starts the oral arguments on the withdrawal in the International Criminal Court in Manila on August 28, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler