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SC flip-flops anew on 2 Congress JBC vote

Saturday, August 4, 2012

SC flip-flops anew on 2 Congress JBC vote


HIGH COURT CAVES IN TO PALACE PRESSURE
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Under the acting Carpio Supreme Court, flip-flopping rulings now appear to be the norm, as the SC yesterday backtracked on its earlier decision reducing the participation of a representative of Congress in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to one instead of two members of Congress belonging to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The latest ruling by the SC displayed once again its vulnerability to pressure and subservience to Malacañang and Congress as it once again caved in to Palace and congressional pressure while ruling that the administration.s congressional allies may sit in the JBC, despite an earlier decision from the high bench that lawmakers are entitled to only a lone seat in the collegial body.

In a three-page resolution, the Court also suspended the effect of the second paragraph of the dispositive portion of the July 17, 2012 decision which reads: This disposition is immediately executory.

Just last month the high court recalled an injunction order it had issued the previous day which temporarily stopped the government from implementing a fixed salary scheme for bus conductors and drivers in Metro Manila..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/2440-sc-flip-flops-anew-on-2-congress-jbc-vote

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