Solon calls on SC justices to assert independence

A progressive lawmaker asked the justices of the Supreme Court to assert its independence in the light of former Chief justice Renato Corona’s ouster.

Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño  said an “Aquino court” is no better than an “Arroyo court”.

He called on the remaining justices of the Supreme Court to maintain their independence and fully play its role as a check and balance on the executive and legislative branches.

“Remember, we impeached Corona not only because of his failure to properly disclose his SALN but because of his bias and partiality to former president Arroyo. We should not allow the appointment of another lackey, this time by another president,” he said.

They should do away with the so-called ‘chilling effect’ of Corona’s impeachment, Casiño said.

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