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The Sanlakas party list says Section 4's supposed exemption on dissent must be struck down for being too vague and subjective
Dissenting Justice Benjamin Caguioa says the Supreme Court's efforts to declog court dockets of small-time drug cases will be put to waste
The Dutch government's move is designed to support cases brought by the relatives of dozens of victims to the European Court of Human Rights
(UPDATED) The rulings prompt a string of furious tweets from Donald Trump and are a setback to his claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation while in office
The court administrator reports that 43,171 persons deprived of liberty have been released from March 17 to July 3. The figure also includes children in conflict with the law.
Justices come up with all sorts of arguments to favor Duterte in the health petition, and dissenting Justice Caguioa says it 'clearly signals an overly deferential attitude to a sitting President'
'Given the pattern of imputation by the executive and the nature of accusations, the exercise of our fundamental freedom of expression and freedom of association has to be protected'
Jurado anchors his petition on the railroad of the bill in Congress, and says the rush to passage violates constitutional standards
'Three months of waiting is beyond enough. Yet we are still waiting for the Court to deliver what the Chief Justice vowed,' says Kapatid spokesperson Fides Lim
Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile filed a libel suit against newspaper columnist Yoly Villanueva Ong in 2012 for an opinion article about his Martial Law days and his son's senatorial bid
(5th UPDATE) By Rappler's count, there are at least 8 groups filing petitions to void provisions of the anti-terror law
'This opportunity comes at a time when my services as Secretary of the Department of Justice are most needed'
Two months have passed, and even the petitioner has not yet received the full decision that would explain why the justices dismissed his petition
Law Professor Howie Calleja is joined by civic groups and La Sallian Brother Armin Luistro in filing the petition before the Supreme Court
'Labag ito sa karapatang nakasaad sa Saligang Batas, kung kaya't dapat ito ibasura ng Korte Suprema,' says Akbayan
Petitioners led by former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo also ask the High Court to compel the government to ramp up contact tracing efforts and release timely, accurate, and complete information on the pandemic
The House panel continues to investigate Trump for impeachment in relation to alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice in that case
The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court
(UPDATED) International group Human Rights Watch calls the panel 'nothing more than a ruse to shield the country from international scrutiny'
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra however tells the UN Human Rights Council the panel will engage the Commission on Human Rights as an independent monitoring body
A paper published by UP Law criticizes the 2019 decision of the Supreme Court junking a same-sex marriage petition mainly due to technicalities, and says it was 'an abdication of its function as a Court'
The conservative-leaning court split 5-4 in the decision overruling a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital
Police still refuse to cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights while some families signify that they will probably file cases after the Duterte administration
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
A Jakarta court hands a 12-year sentence to Syahrial Alamsyah, and 9 years to his wife Fitria Diana, after convicting them on terrorism charges for trying to kill then security minister Wiranto in October last year
2020 Bar chair Justice Leonen also says the Court must take a hard look at the Bar exams and 'make its practices more reasonable'
The Missouri Court of Appeals upholds the awarding of damages, saying Johnson & Johnson 'knowingly' sold products with asbestos
'Unsolicited physical contact, even if done in jest, has no place in the workplace, especially in government service,' says the Supreme Court Second Division, but it retains the finding of guilt for simple misconduct, rather than grave misconduct
Prison agencies are also slammed for little transparency on the conditions of inmates
(UPDATED) The case against ABS-CBN Convergence remains. ABS-CBN's shutdown is also still in effect.
The high court says Trump's 2017 move to cancel his predecessor Barack Obama's landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was 'arbitrary and capricious' under government administrative procedures
The Supreme Court says association dues and other assessment charges do not form part of a condominium corporation's gross income
The Supreme Court's Second Division does not give weight to the argument of Hilmarc's Construction chief Efren Canlas that he, as a private individual, cannot be charged for violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act
'[The Anti-Terror Act] is authorized to order the arrest of any person even if he or she has not committed any crime of terrorism'
'We pray that the Supreme Court will choose to vote for life in favor of the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic now invading prison facilities,' says Kapatid spokesperson Fides Lim
The landmark decision says Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws discrimination against employees because of a person's sex, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status
A Sudanese militia leader is charged with more than 50 war crimes including murder, rape, and destroying villages in the 2003 conflict which recorded 300,000 deaths
(UPDATED) In an executive order, Trump says the United States would block all US property and assets of anyone in the Hague-based tribunal involved in probing or prosecuting US troops
The Court created a human rights committee under Sereno, but Peralta says he is yet to 'look into it'
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says he 'believes' the case can be decided by June 16. As of latest data, there are 745 confirmed cases in BJMP and 194 cases in BuCor.
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta is not certain if there will be a resolution by July 13, despite ABS-CBN's urgent request for a temporary restraining order
Bookmark this page to watch the virtual press conference of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta at 9 am, Thursday, June 11
(UPDATED) The old law allows warrantless arrest only as a result of surveillance. The new bill does not provide such limitation.
Courts grapple with internet problems and lack of public transport for personnel. Questions also abound on how strict judicial rules can accommodate digital processes.
In Metro Manila, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says some Metro Manila judges refused rapid testing which to him is 'a very grave disappointment'
Victoria Court branches under Angelina Mead King will close, as the coronavirus bites into profits
Larry Gadon's thrown-out petition hardly does anything for the embattled network as its bid to go back on air is still in the pleadings process
Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says the contempt request is 'egregious,' as the government crackdown on the Left reaches the High Court
In several questions throughout the Judicial and Bar Council interview, the applicants agree that ABS-CBN's fate is mostly up to Congress