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'[Judges] cannot just blame people for making negative outbursts regarding their decisions'
A usual dissenter who once called out fellow justices for emboldening the rise of an authoritarian, Justice Marvic Leonen tells new lawyers about the dangers of keeping silent and being complicit
'Silence about corruption and abuse of power is not only in itself unjust; our silence when we have the ability to speak is in itself a cause of injustice,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
The Court created a human rights committee under Sereno, but Peralta says he is yet to 'look into it'
It will be a digital transformation, says the Supreme Court, but how will it make sure that every litigant has equal access to technology?
'What we really need are lawyers who will choose legal education, and not just if free time will allow it'
The justice secretary also points to a law that bans all courts, except the Supreme Court, from issuing temporary restraining orders against the government's infrastructure projects
Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
A pending House bill gives judicial marshals the power to serve warrants, arrest and investigate
'We cannot allow these brazen attacks on judges to go on without a forceful answer,' says Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel
The new chief justice wants to apply the principle of 'res ipsa loquitur,' where decisions that appear irregular on its face shall be investigated without the need for a complaint
Our rules should be amended to expressly provide for personal liability on the part of the lawyer or law firm behind the filing of frivolous cases
In 15 minutes, Judge Emmanuel Carpio of Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 is done with the arraignment and pre-trial of suspects in two different cases
After undergoing tough questioning in the US Senate, Bill Barr refuses to appear before the House
US Attorney General Bill Barr 'whitewashed the report,' Senator Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells CNN ahead of the hearing
Assessing lawyers and judges regularly is important to maintain judicial independence, says IBP executive vice president Egon Cayosa
On Monday, February 18, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Integrated Bar of the Philippines executive vice president Egon Cayosa about issues surrounding the judiciary
(UPDATED) The hearing on Google's 'data collection, use and filtering practices' offers an opportunity for lawmakers to confront the CEO over claims that the internet giant skews its search results for political reasons
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to lawyer Mel Sta Maria, dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law, on Monday, December 10
Tandaan natin ang araw na ito – Disyembre 7, 2018 – nagtagumpay ang mga alagad ng korupsiyon
They say that the justice beat is one of the most boring beats in reporting. I tend to agree. But where it's boring, it's always so insightful.
Special marshals are 'an elite force of armed professional state security operatives intended to provide protection to judges,' says Jose Agcaoili of the Philippine Bar Association
On Tuesday, October 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks with Cristina Bonoan of the Angeles State University about qualities needed in a chief justice and the challenges he or she will face
'I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation by Dr Ford,' says Brett Kavanaugh in his opening statement
(UPDATED) Judge Elmo Alameda has also handled the serious illegal detention case against Janet Napoles and the homicide case against ex-Batangas governor Jose Leviste
Former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza says a committee that can screen 'unmeritorious' cases from the lower courts can help ease the SC's burden
Former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza says it's more important to preserve the role of the High Court in the justice system
Philippine experts believe the statements are a nudge to the ICC prosecutor to claim jurisdiction to investigate the war on drugs
Her legacy is an unimpeachable reputation, and a record of leadership marked by changes that have and will continue to enhance the judiciary and the legal profession
Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno only show his 'dislike' of her, and not of the judiciary
Resorting to a quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'circumvents the clear dictates of the Constitution,' says Father Jose Ramon Villarin
The International Commission of Jurists also urges President Rodrigo Duterte to 'retract his comments and to refrain in the future from making any statements attacking individual judges or in any way interfering with the independence of the judiciary'
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'Fight for freedom – want it, demand it, claim it,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells students in a forum in Bacolod City
'That is what we should probably be aware of, and have to fight hard,' says former chief justice Davide
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces battles inside and outside the Supreme Court
'If we are to stick to the rule of law, the balance of power must not be disturbed,' says Integrated Bar of the Philippines president Abdiel Fajardo on Rappler Talk
Retired Supreme Court justice Vicente Mendoza also says Congress' voting power in the Judicial and Bar Council must be clarified
(UPDATED) The proposed amendment takes away the judiciary’s power to determine grave abuse of discretion and jurisdiction by the other branches of government
(UPDATED) 'There is no 'miracle' here, only a gross miscarriage of justice,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to the decision penned by Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro
By voting against Duterte’s pet cases in the Supreme Court, Sereno did not endear herself to him and, chief justice for 14 more years, unless stopped by abnormal means, like impeachment, she could hound him beyond his term
The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years
(3rd UPDATE) 'I can't stand idly by when the collegial decision of the SC is being set aside,' says Justice De Castro, referring to the creation by Sereno of a new court office. The Sereno camp says JDO is no different from RCAO.
The House Speaker, himself a lawyer, wants less steps in the country's justice system
'There are a few things in life that are very important. And one of them is justice,' the Chief Justice says.
'What we want to prevent here is a situation wherein constitutional offices would be, in effect, under the mercy of the executive that they are mandated to investigate,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
A total of P6 5 billion is also allotted for the filling of vacancies in the SC and the lower courts
Budget Circular No 2010 2 exempts the Chief Justice from prohibition on purchase and use of a luxury vehicle