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Reeks of politics

05:04 AM January 17, 2018

I really find it very amusing how the current Supreme Court justices are falling all over each other in giving derogatory testimonies before the House justice committee investigating the impeachment charges against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

The justices are not supposed to blabber about their decisions outside of their own conclave. Once promulgated and sent out for public consumption, the decisions (the Supreme Court’s, not theirs individually) speak for themselves.

Further pontificating and editorializing about them by any sitting justice or even the writer thereof is uncalled for and erodes the integrity of the high court’s decisions.

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In contrast to the time when the late chief justice Renato Corona was the one in the dock for betrayal of public trust and his own cabal of associate justices was circling the wagons to protect him, the point the public is perceiving right now is, the justices who have gleefully denounced Sereno really hate their chief that much!

Politics is written all over the entire scenario.

And we thought all along that Supreme Court justices can rise above themselves and behave at all times “with cold neutrality!”

But the picture we see is a cat that just ate the canary!

ARNULFO MAGISTRADO,
armed_2d_teeth@yahoo.com

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