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SC Justice: terror law assumes court’s authority on arrest warrants

The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 practically usurped the exclusive authority of the courts to issue an arrest warrant by allowing a body composed of Cabinet members to order the detention of a suspected terrorist up to 24 days, a member of the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. On the third day of oral arguments on the 37 petitions assailing the terror law, Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa said the controversial measure would also necessitate a discussion on the separation of powers of the three coequal

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SC Justice: terror law assumes court’s authority on arrest warrants

Anti-terror law oral arguments: Gov’t critics not silenced but there’s ‘pause, hesitation’

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 9) — The Anti-Terrorism Act’s “chilling effect” has been one of the issues raised against the controversial law, but Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said this may be hard to prove. On the second day of the high court’s oral arguments on petitions seeking to junk the anti-terrorism law, Leonen once again debated with his former student, law professor Alfredo Molo III, who represents the petitioners. Leonen pointed out that Molo’s clients, including

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Anti-terror law oral arguments: Gov’t critics not silenced but there’s ‘pause, hesitation’

Faces of the News: February 7, 2021

Marvic Leonen Going by Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen’s line of reasoning, the petitions opposing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 may still be premature. Addressing lawyer Alfredo Molo III during the oral arguments, Leonen pointed to the Supreme Court rule requiring an “actual case” before the tribunal could invoke its judicial power to rectify an act of the political branches of government. At one point, however, he hinted that a petition filed by two Aeta men earlier charged under the controversial

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Faces of the News: February 7, 2021

13 lawyers to argue vs terror law

MANILA, Philippines — Former Solicitor General Jose Anselmo Cadiz, Free Legal Assistance Group chair Chel Diokno and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman will be among the lawyers who will present arguments before the Supreme Court next week on behalf of individuals and groups which filed 37 petitions against the anti-terrorism law. The oral arguments will be held on Jan. 19, more than six months after President Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In a joint manifestation submitted

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