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Legal nincompoops FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 02/23/2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Legal nincompoops

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
02/23/2012
House prosecutors saw their impeachment case against the Chief Justice crumble, right before their eyes, as not only were the alleged “perks” of CJ Renato Corona from Philippine Airlines (PAL), such as his and his spouse’s platinum cards along with the inconsequential number of trips they had taken, but also that the illegally obtained bank records of the CJ, as well as the testimonies of the Philippine Savings Bank officials — being the fruit of a poisonous tree — will very probably be barred by the impeachment court as evidence for Article 2.3 on his statement of assets and liabilities networth (SALn).

The problem has always lain with the hastily done impeachment articles against the CJ, owing to the fact that not only was this document railroaded — on orders of the master at Malacañang — but also that the House members did not have any evidence backing up their Articles of Impeachment..... MORE

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