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SC appoints ex-Justice Jardeleza as ‘good friend of court docket’ in anti-terrorism legislation petitions

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Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) – January 29, 2021 – 10:25am

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Courtroom has appointed retired Affiliate Justice Francis Jardeleza as amicus curiae  — to face as “good friend” of the tribunal  — in resolving the petitions in opposition to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

This was reached in an en banc session on Tuesday, January 26, however a replica of the discover was made public solely on Friday.

Below the Guidelines of Courtroom, the court docket could invite attorneys to seem as amici curiae to assist in disposition of points.

Jardeleza retired from the SC in September 2019 after serving the excessive court docket for 5 years. Previous to turning into an SC justice, Jardeleza was the solicitor normal for 2 years.

In the identical SC order, the tribunal mentioned it resolved to “word with out motion” martial law-era Solicitor Normal Estelito Mendoza’s pleading to be allowed to seem as amicus curiae in resolving the petitions.

Citing his “expertise on points related to the moment circumstances,” Mendoza had additionally requested the SC to confess his remark calling for the dismissal of the petitions in opposition to the anti-terrorism legislation.

However no less than two of the 37 petitioners blocked Mendoza’s transfer. Former SC Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales identified that with a bid to junk the petitions, Mendoza is approaching not as “good friend of court docket” however as “good friend of the Respondents.”

Petitioners assisted by the Free Authorized Help Group in the meantime mentioned that whereas they acknowledge that Mendoza “has served for many years as solicitor normal through the Marcos dictatorship and has intensive expertise in defending repressive acts and insurance policies,” this isn’t the expertise that the SC is in search of in an amicus curiae.

READ: Carpio, Carpio-Morales move to block Martial Law solgen’s plea to junk anti-terror law petitions

Solgen informed: Clarify Parlade’s put up

Final Tuesday, the SC additionally resolved to order the Workplace of the Solicitor Normal to reply the manifestation and movement filed by the Carpios that delivered to the court docket’s consideration a navy official’s put up that they petitioners mentioned quantities to “doable intimidation previous to oral arguments.”

The Carpios particularly cited a Fb put up by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, spokesperson of the Nationwide Activity Drive to Finish Native Communist Armed Battle, which the petitioners mentioned is a “clear risk” to them and others who’re in search of redress from the SC.

The navy official ended the put up with: “Very quickly, blood money owed will likely be settled. The lengthy arm of the legislation will atone for you, and your supporters.”

The SC gave Solicitor Normal Jose Calida 10 days from discover of the order to file their remark.

Throughout final Tuesday’s en banc session, Affiliate Justice Marvic Leonen was on go away for official enterprise.

The SC will maintain oral arguments on the anti-terrorism legislation petitions on February 2.

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