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Intellectual dishonesty in high court?

Posted by akosistella on March 20, 2010

By Solita Collas Monsod

ALMOST 40 YEARS AGO IT WAS, I was appalled, outraged, incredulous, despairing, forlorn, betrayed and, yes, deeply afraid, as I watched while our Supreme Court, “the last bulwark of democracy” gave its imprimatur first, to martial law, and then next, to a constitution ratified by some kind of viva voce vote at barangay or municipal halls. In short, the Supreme Court justices (not everyone—there were dissenters, like Justice Enrique Zaldivar) then sold themselves out, shifting their loyalties from the Constitution to the dictator, and prostituting their legal talent in order to provide a patina of constitutionality, if not respectability, to the Marcosian abuses. If memory serves, they were among the first to be tagged with the label “tuta.”

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