By: Elena Grace Flores
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Ex-PH Supreme Court spox: Pursuing impeachment complaint vs. Justice Leonen will affect entire SC
Impeachment is Not Just to Get Rid of Leonen
A former Supreme Court spokesperson says that the House Committee on Justice has the option not to hear the impeachment complaint against Justice Marvic Leonen. This is if it does not find any merit to the case. Attorney Theodore Te also believes that the proceedings may set a precedent that can impact the entire Supreme Court. Leonen’s friends also call the ouster case baseless. However, Atty. Larry Gadon is confident of his summoning the SALN as his strong evidence.
Quo Warranto Difference
The court is an institution will survive, added Te. It will just simply render justice. The destructions should not count. May it be the emotional outpour of some colleagues and lawyers in favor of Leonen. More so with Bongbong Marcos’ plea to inhibit Leonen from his election protest against Leni Robredo. The former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s removal through a quo warranto petition was filed directly at the Supreme Court. The impeachment complaint is now at the Congress.
Impeachment Must Stay on the Grounds
Just like the case of former Chief Justice Renato Corona. He’s a dignified man with very good reputation. He was impeached just because of failing to submit his SALN. It happened when most public officials were not yet keen in doing it. Why should Leonen be spared? Atty. Gadon would not site the evidence if he did not do his home work yet.