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SC IN TURMOIL

SC IN TURMOIL
 

11 December 2017 04:09:09 PM

Four justices of the Supreme Court (SC) today appeared as witnesses before the House justice committee during its seventh day of deliberations in determining probable cause for impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Noel Tijam, Francis Jardeleza and retired associate justice Arturo Brion were invited by the committee to testify on allegations by Atty. Lorenzo Gadon that Sereno committed culpable violations of the Constitution. Tijam told the committee that Sereno failed to promptly bring to the attention of the SC en banc the requests by Justice Secretary Aguirre to transfer pending Maute cases. Meanwhile, de Castro confirmed that Sereno bypassed the SC Raffle Committee by taking charge of the transfer of cases. / CMBE/GE

 
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