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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Impeachment Court Decision on CJ Corona - I agree

Well, admittedly, I did not follow the trial very closely and so I don't know all the details, but I think I heard enough to be able to say I agree with the decision.

The Chief Justice will insist that he did not do anything wrong, that he did not steal from the people, that all that wealth of his was not ill-gotten.  Well, I don't even think that is the point.

It may very well be that that is true.  But whether it is true or not, the fact remains that CJ Corona apparently chooses to interpret laws to his favor.  Is that what you would hope to see in a judge, more so the Chief Justice?

For me, a judge should be someone who has the ability to interpret laws objectively.  As one of the Senator-judges puts it (was it Trillanes?) - "interpret the law according to its spirit and intent" - not manipulate and twist it to his favor so that he can cover up his secrets and hide behind technicalities.  If that is what he is good at, then he might make a great lawyer, but not a good judge.  He should not be in the Supreme Court.