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One down, two rise Written by Tribune Editorial

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One down, two rise



 It would have been very difficult for the Supreme Court (SC) to justify the vote of two members of Congress who today sit in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), as the Constitution clearly states that a representative, not two, from Congress is eligible for one vote.

The JBC members affected are Sen. Chiz Escudero amd Rep. Niel Tupas Jr.  It could be one or the other who would be representing Congress, or both, but with the vote divided into half.

It all depends on how the two members decide between themselves, or how the SC has decided on this issue of the retention of both congressional members.

Chances are, however, that the SC will leave this  division of the vote to the JBC, or the two members themselves, for sorting out.

To reject former Solgen Frank Chavez’s petition on this constitutional proviso may prove fatal to the high court, if it continues to dump constitutional provisions..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/commentary/editorial/item/1723-one-down-two-rise

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