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Retaking of the SC at hand EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 06/17/2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Retaking of the SC at hand

EDITORIAL
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06/17/2012
Pretentions notwithstanding, it appears that the stage is being set up for a Noynoy Supreme Court (SC), using as smokescreen the many names and characters that are being nominated to the post of chief justice left open after the removal of Renato Corona.

This would be the first time that the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to be submitted to Noynoy from which he will pick the successor of Corona, will be packed with so many names, many of which are nuisance candidates, if equated with the presidential elections.

Based on the pronouncements and acts of Noynoy, the next head of the SC chief justice would likely be somebody who would carry out his whims and caprices and one who will fulfill the retaking of the high court.

The most suitable choice for Noynoy would be Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, but in the wake of the impeachment proceedings where Corona tagged Carpio as among the leaders of efforts to oust him, appointing Carpio becomes untenable and would raise questions whenever the SC rules on issues on which Noynoy would have a stake..... MORE

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