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.
In his Nov. 16 column, former chief justice Artemio Panganiban pointed out that Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, detained because of a plunder case against him, has filed a “novel and unusual” petition in the Supreme Court to nullify the order for his arrest without bail. His lawyer started by arguing that such arrest is a […]