Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:47
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Senate, sitting as impeachment court, to file its comment on the supplemental petition filed by the camp of SC Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The SC issued the order after the conduct of its regular en banc session on Tuesday.
In the supplemental petition, the defense team argued that the right to due process of Corona is being violated at the impeachment proceedings because of some senator-judges who are showing impartiality and acting as prosecutors.
Because of this, the defense said, the SC should declare the impeachment complaint as "null and void" and stop the ongoing impeachment proceedings.
Likewise, the SC en banc also discussed the guidelines to be followed by the magistrates and the officials of the SC who may be summoned by the Senate Impeachment Court.
According to SC Spokesman and Court Administrator Atty. Jose Midas Marquez, also tackled in the en banc were the subpoenas received last Friday by the SC Clerk of Court and Assistant Clerk of Court.
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