News Commentary by Raïssa Robles
The Supreme Court decision ousting Maria Lourdes Sereno was very specific.
She was being ousted as CHIEF JUSTICE.
By a vote of 8-6, Her appointment as CJ was declared void.
I just read the 153-page decision of Associate Justice Noel Tijam and noticed a very interesting thing.
Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, who was counted as having voted “YES” to the quo warranto, DID NOT SIGN THE DECISION!
If Sereno’s appointment as CJ was voided and nothing explicit was said in the decision about her being permanently barred from public office, does this mean she reverts back to her previous status?
As sitting Associate Justice of the Supreme Court? [READ MORE…]