U.S. Supreme Court Rules For Big Oil, With Silver Lining For Plaintiffs

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 03:20:30 +0000

The Supreme Court has narrowly ruled in favor of oil companies seeking to avoid liability for the costs of climate change, but litigation in this case, brought by the city of Baltimore, and in cases brought by states and municipalities across the country, is expected to continue. The 7-1 majority sent the case back to […]

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SC upholds indictment vs Catanduanes ex-gov, mayor for graft

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 04:46:17 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) upheld the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman indicting former mayor Eulogio “Leo” Rodriguez of Bato, Catanduanes and governor Joseph Cua  for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The High Court’s Second Division resolution, dated Jan. 25, 2021 but was made public only recently, dismissed Rodriguez’s petition to […]

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Alexandra Flynn and Margot Young: Provinces are partners, not parents, to their cities

Credit to Author: Hardip Johal| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:00:06 +0000

Opinion: Some large cities are bigger than provinces, grappling with urgent matters like infrastructure and housing, and are the first and most intimate level of democratic participation

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SC, courts in ‘bubble’ locked down until March 26

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 07:53:33 +0000

IN what could be his final act as Chief Justice, Diosdado Peralta ordered a lockdown of the Supreme Court (SC) amid a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. In a statement, Peralta said the order effective until this Friday will also cover the Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan and the Court of Tax Appeals. The […]

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3 SC justices in short list for chief justice post

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 12:42:36 +0000

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) nominated three associate justices of the Supreme Court as candidates for chief justice. The council submitted its shortlist of candidates to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. They are Associate Justices Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Alexander Gesmundo and Ramon Paul Hernando. Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta will step down on March 27, 2021. President Duterte has 90 days […]

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71 examinees pass 2020 Special Bar for Shari’ah Courts

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 02:16:24 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC), through the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC), on Wednesday announced that 71 out of the 654 examinees passed this year’s Special Bar for the Shari’ah Courts. The 10.86 percent passing rate “will go down in history as the second lowest”, said Court of Appeals Justice Japar B. Dimaampao, chairman of […]

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High court split on MORE vs PECO case

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:02:45 +0000

The Supreme Court appears divided once again in the controversial case involving More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE) owned by business tycoon Enrique Razon and Panay Electric Co. (PECO) owned by the Cacho and Lopez families. The Manila Times learned that the court en banc has scheduled the case for deliberation and eventual voting on […]

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SC cancels sessions

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:16:12 +0000

The Supreme Court cancelled sessions until March because some justices went on self-quarantine as a precaution against Covid-19. The tribunal’s Clerk of Court Edgard Aricheta on Monday said that the oral arguments on the Anti-Terror Law case will also be cancelled. “Considering that some of the Justices are on self-quarantine as a health precaution against […]

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SC junks Marcos poll protest vs Robredo 

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 05:09:11 +0000

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the election protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leonor Robredo. Well-placed sources of The Manila Times said that the high court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ruled to junk the protest of Marcos outright. Majority of the magistrates sided with the resolution of […]

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JBC cool to easing rules for choosing chief justice

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:28:11 +0000

(Second of Two Parts) The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is lukewarm to the recommendation of the Supreme Court to exempt its five most senior justices who are eligible for the position of chief justice from the mandatory interview and submission of documentary requirements. Among the magistrates who could be nominated as Supreme Court head […]

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