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Aquino receives short list of CA nominees »

Court-of-Appeals-building The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has named six judges, one of them the possible replacement for recently retired Court of Appeals Justice Amelita Tolentino, on a short list it forwarded to President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday.

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Move on, SC, JBC urged »

New Supreme Court Justice Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Supreme Court and the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) should focus on the job ahead and move past issues surrounding the appointment of Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, according to an observer and friend of the high court.

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Chief Justice Sereno accused of manipulating JBC selection process »

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers media questions during a press conference at the Bayleaf, Intramuros, Manila. RAFFY LERMA Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been accused by one of her associate justices of allegedly manipulating the selection process of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to make sure that Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza won’t sit in the Supreme Court.

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Palace denies pressuring JBC to appoint Jardeleza »

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO There was no pressure involved in the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Supreme Court associate justice, Malacañang said Wednesday.

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Palace denies wanting more allies in SC through Sol-Gen »

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO After asking the Supreme Court to reconsider the inclusion of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza on the shortlist of candidates for an associate justice post, Malacañang on Monday said it was not an attempt to increase its allies in the high court.

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SolGen is petitioner, gov’t defender; Palace to comment on SC case »

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Even as it found his move “unusual,” Malacañang said it would still file a comment to Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s petition asking the Supreme Court to bar President Benigno Aquino III from appointing a new associate justice to the high tribunal until the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) includes his name on the short list of candidates.

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Chief Justice tells public: Calm down amid furor over ‘pork’ scam »

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO Amid the controversy surrounding the pork barrel scam with almost 50 ranking government officials already charged and more to be charged, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno told the public that there are no shortcuts in the resolution of these cases.

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Did you know: Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon »

Today, May 28, is the 118th birth anniversary of the late Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon. Born in 1896, he became Solicitor General in 1931 and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1961. Bengzon was named to the International Court of Justice upon his retirement from the high tribunal on May 29, 1966. He died in 1992 at the age of 96.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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Corona withdraws request for release of retirement pay »

Former chief justice Renato C. Corona.   FILE PHOTO Former Chief Justice Renato Corona withdrew his application for the release of his retirement pay at this time.

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Ex-Chief Justice Narvasa passes away Thursday; 84 »

Former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa passed away Thursday morning at 6:05, according to a tweet posted by the Supreme Court. He was 84.

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