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CJ betsa delisting nears 03/23/2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CJ betsa delisting nears



03/23/2010


Senior Supreme Court (SC) Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio Morales, two magistrates who had accepted the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC)’s nominations for the top judicial post on condition that the appointing power will not be President Arroyo but the next president, are in danger of being delisted as nominees for the position of chief justice, following the mandatory retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno on May 17, 2010.

This was bared yesterday by Justice Secretary Alberto Agra, who is a member of the JBC by virtue of his position as Department of Justice Secretary.

During a press conference yesterday, Agra said he plans to suggest to the other JBC members to get a clarification from Justices Carpio and Carpio-Morales, if they still stand by their position of accepting the nomination only if it is not Arroyo who will be appointing the next CJ..... MORE



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