This refers to Marc A. L. Leviste’s letter titled “Justice system’s problem right under Sereno’s nose” (Opinion, 11/14/14). Leviste alludes to a so-called “chaotic state of…jurisprudence” because of supposedly conflicting opinions and decisions rendered by the Supreme Court. He ended his letter with the gratuitous and unwarranted snide reference to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
By Artemio V. Panganiban
Befuddling, especially to nonlawyers, are the many complex and sometimes conflicting standards used in judging legal controversies and investigations.
By Rina Jimenez-David
“This is not an ordinary case,” Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz said in reference to the plea for bail filed by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and companions at the antigraft court.
If the justices of the Supreme Court are minded to say that President Benigno Aquino shouldn’t have bypassed the Senate in signing the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, they should come right out and say so.
By Oscar Franklin Tan
Acting Solicitor General Florin Hilbay’s first case was defending the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement at the Supreme Court last Nov. 18.