Philippines congress argues it has exclusive jurisdiction over removal of justices
By 11 December 2020
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The House of Representatives will insist on its exclusive jurisdiction over the impeachment complaint that was filed against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. [ . . . ] “Impeachable officials, like Supreme Court associate justices, can only be removed by impeachment,” Rodriguez said in a virtual press briefing.
“The Constitution is supreme over the rules of court, definitely. I believe that it was a mistake for the Supreme Court to proceed with the quo warranto especially because at that time Congress had already been hearing the impeachment,” he said.
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