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Pakistan Supreme Court proceedings against former President Zardari; Philippines Supreme Court and cyberspeech

–David Law, Washington University, St. Louis A couple of constitutional court news items … — The Pakistan Supreme Court and government of Pakistan appear to be finally moving toward resolution of the Court’s efforts to quash the amnesty granted to former President Zardari and others.  The Court is attempting to clear the way for Swiss

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Published on October 10, 2012
Author:          Filed under: cyberspeech, David Law, hp, Pakistan, Philippines, Switzerland
 
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The Telenovela’s Next Chapter: A Crucial Juncture in the Philippines

Judicial politics in Manila have been likened to a telenovela for its interesting cast of characters, intricate plot lines, and seemingly never ending drama. This past few weeks have been especially contentious, as the country seeks to move on from the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona in May. The appointment of the next Chief,

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Published on August 6, 2012
Author:          Filed under: hp, judicial appointments, Philippines
 
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Thrilla’ in Manila: The Impeachment of a Chief Justice

On January 16th, shortly after returning from the Christmas recess, the Philippines Senate opened a hearing on the impeachment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Renato Corona, on eight different charges. He is, for instance, accused of betraying the public trust through “partiality and subservience” in cases involving the previous president, Gloria Macapagal

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Published on March 10, 2012
Author:          Filed under: Björn Dressel, hp, Philippines
 
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Serving up Constitutional Kaldreta in the Philippines

So you are the President. For five or eight or twelve years now thing have been humming along nicely and the people love/fear you (circle one). Then you see it. Tiny at first but becoming steadily larger – like an iceberg looming over your prow… term limits. So what to do? Generally speaking you have

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Published on July 7, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, hp, Philippines, term limits
 
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Guest blogger Nardi: Courting Constitutional Chaos in the Philippines

Just six weeks before Filipinos go to the polls, a recent Supreme Court decision and a poorly timed birthday have caused yet another constitutional crisis. Under the 1987 Constitution, all Supreme Court justices must retire when they reach the age of 70. Current Chief Justice Reynato Puno will turn 70 on May 17. However, Chapter

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Published on March 26, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, Philippines