Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Category: Björn Dressel

  • 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 Arroyo—who appointed him.