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Rappler's latest stories on acquittal


4 takeaways from Trump impeachment trial

Feb 07, 2020 - 9:35 AM

Actress Alyssa Milano, who watched part of the trial from the public gallery, praises lead Democratic prosecutor Adam Schiff's performance

FACE OFF. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(L) talks about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill March 26, 2019, in Washington, DC and US President Donald Trump announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

In a divided America, impeachment may become less rare

Feb 06, 2020 - 10:17 AM

However, political scientist Mark Rozell says a lower bar for impeachment may be no bad thing

SCRAPS. A torn sign lies on the ground after a "Keep America Great" campaign rally for President Donald Trump at BancorpSouth Arena on November 1, 2019 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

Post-impeachment, how far will unleashed Trump go?

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:07 AM

Could the unpredictable president now decide he's above the law?

ACQUITTED. President Donald Trump waves after delivering his State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives at the US Capitol Building on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier DoulieryAFP

Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:19 AM

Fifty-two Republicans vote to acquit Trump of abuse of power while all 47 Democrats vote to convict and remove him from office

ACQUITTED. US President Donald Trump gives a statement about the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton before boarding to Washington at Morristown Airport on August 04, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Thai singer handed rare acquittal in royal defamation case

Mar 29, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Acquittals are extremely rare in lese majeste trials, which are shrouded in secrecy and often held behind closed doors

Thai actor, country singer and political activist Thanat Thanawatcharanon, better-known by his stage name Tom Dundee, holds up his handcuffs for the media as he arrives to hear the verdict of a lese majeste case against him, at a criminal court in Bangkok on March 29, 2018. A Thai court acquitted a folk singer-turned-activist of his third royal defamation charge on March 29, a rare ruling under a draconian law with high conviction rates that is used protect the royal family from any criticism. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA

Woman's honor a fallacy? SC acquits men of rape over ‘unrealistic’ account

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The Supreme Court does not apply the woman's honor doctrine that presumes raped women to be telling the truth

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Calling himself the 'tribune of the people,' Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

OFW Jennifer Dalquez saved from death row in UAE

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:17 AM

3rd UPDATE While acquitted of murder OFW Jennifer Dalquez was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for stealing a mobile phone the DFA says

OFW SAVED. Overseas Filipino worker Jennifer Dalquez, 30, is saved from the death row after a UAE court acquits her of murder. Photo courtesy of Migrante

U.S. officer cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

May 18, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Shelby says she shot 40 year old Crutcher because she feared for her life thinking he was reaching for a gun in his vehicle Authorities later determined Crutcher did not have a gun

SC acquits rape convict, says act was 'consensual'

May 06, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The mere presence of abrasions and contusions on her did not preclude the giving of her consent to the sexual intercourse for abrasions and contusions could also be suffered during voluntary submission of the partners to each other s lust the High Court says

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Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

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SC on Arroyo, De Lima, Sahiron | Evening wRap

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Army engineer acquitted of P9.5-million graft case

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Sandiganbayan rules that Gopilan only hired the contractors as suppliers and not as builders

Facade of Sandiganbayan in Quezon City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Erap: Arroyo 'likely' victim of political persecution

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says he can relate to former president Gloria Arroyo

SYMPATHY. Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph 'Erap' Estrada says he can relate to the experience of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Rappler file photo

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Jul 20, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Supporters to Gloria Arroyo: File cases vs Aquino

Jul 20, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Dahil po sa kanya ikinulong niya ang aming pangulo na walang kasalanan says the leader of the Kongreso ng Maralitang Pilipino

ARROYO SUPPORTERS. Supporters of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gather in front of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City on July 20, 2016. Photo by Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Why the defense sees Corona acquittal

May 28, 2012 - 9:42 AM

The defense s 3 main arguments include: a defective complaint non disclosure done in good faith and Corona not committing an impeachable offense

OUT OF THE LOOP. Defense counsels of Chief Justice Renato Corona did not know about the order of the Ombudsman requesting Corona to explain his assets.

Corona verdict: 5 issues for senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 7:02 AM

To convict or to acquit? Here are 5 key questions senators will answer as they decide on Corona s fate