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Senate Court urged to place Vizconde on witness stand By Benjamin B. Pulta 01/25/2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Senate Court urged to place Vizconde on witness stand

By Benjamin B. Pulta 01/25/2012

A private lawyer representing anti-crime advocate Lauro Vizconde said the Senate Impeachment Court trying Chief Justice Renato Corona should seriously probe his client’s claim of lobbying by big law firms in the high court should his client take the witness stand.

In a statement, counsel Ferdinand Topacio who represents Vizconde urged the Senate Court to use the impeachment to eliminate influence-peddling and politics in the appointment of magistrates.

Vizconde’s testimony is being eyed in the Senate Court to reiterate his claims that he was granted an ex parte audience with Corona in the latter’s office shortly before the decision in the Hubert Webb appeal was handed down by the tribunal..... MORE

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