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Supreme Court asked to prevent appointment of new chief justice

Posted by akosistella on March 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Bar Association (PBA) has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to prevent President Arroyo from appointing the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno, who retires on May 17.

In a 46-page petition, the PBA sought the issuance of a writ of prohibition enjoining Mrs. Arroyo from naming the next chief justice should the Court allow the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to submit the shortlist of nominees to her despite a constitutional ban on midnight appointments that already started last March 10.

It was the first petition that named the President as respondent.

Click Philippine Star.

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