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Duterte hand in Sereno ouster 'out of character,' says lawyer

Duterte hand in Sereno ouster 'out of character,' says lawyer

The case of Justice Karnan, who was appointed by the collegium but had to be reined in by the Supreme Court through arrest and detention when he went berserk challenging a lot of them, is a pointer that the collegium system is not foolproof. Francis Pangilinan, president of the opposition Liberal Party, said "This is not the end of this fight".

The Supreme Court did not only wound itself in the process, it also hurt us who trusted them to stay above the fray and rescue us from this murky partisan well that threatens to gobble up this nation in silence.

In its decision Friday that ousted Sereno in an 8-6 vote, the SC declared vacant the post of Chief Justice and ordered the JBC - the constitutionally mandated office that accepts, screens, and nominates appointments to the judiciary - "to start the application and nomination process".

Risa Hontiveros said, "This is a black day for justice and the rule of law", by giving its nod to an obviously unconstitutional petition, the high tribunal has surrendered its judicial independence and integrity", the senator said, he further added that the court's ruling was "a slap on the face of the Senate" and "a direct stab to the heart of our Constitution."Administration ally Sen".

More than how she voted for or against President Duterte, more than her "proclivity to lie, mislead", more than her "lack of candor and forthrightness" in explaining why she failed to submit her net worth and liabilities statement as a professor of the University of the Philippines, and more than her crafting of a "political narrative which elided her own accountability", Sereno suffered her Black Friday fate for stark reasons that are now buried in legalese.

Vijay Mallya can be considered 'fugitive from justice': UK High Court
Now, he has little choice but to directly petition the UK's Court of Appeal, which is second only to the country's Supreme Court. The law firm that represented Indian banks in the case described the ruling as significant.

After being excluded from a three-member bench hearing a human rights case, Supreme Court judge Qazi Faez Isa has termed the dissolution and the reconstitution of the bench by the chief justice "unwarranted and unprecedented".

Ousted Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno waves to supporters in front of the Supreme Court building in Manila yesterday. She also has been speaking up for the respect of law and human rights, irking Duterte at a time he has led a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs that has left thousands of suspects dead. "For years now, respondent and I have had a generally professional relationship and I have been exerting my best as a Supreme Court Associate Justice". A mounting number of groups and personalities have expressed their protest against the steamrolling of Sereno's ouster.

Duterte has made no secret of his dislike of Sereno.

The House Justice Committee said in March there was probable cause to impeach Sereno, accusing her of corruption, breach of public trust and other serious crimes.

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