Monday, January 11, 2010

An appointment of doubtful legality will harm the image and reputation of the Supreme Court; let the next President appoint the new Chief Justice

We call on the Arroyo administration to shield the Supreme Court from scandal and controversy by not appointing the next Chief Justice. It will be a black eye for the Supreme Court if the appointment of the next Chief Justice is shrouded with questions of legality and constitutionality. A questionable appointment will tarnish the image and reputation of the Supreme Court. We urge President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to steer clear of this controversial path by allowing the next President to appoint a new Chief Justice when Chief Justice Puno retires in May.

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