Roque trusts Duterte to respect seniority in CJ determination
President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint a senior member of the
Supreme Court as the next chief justice to avoid the “mistake of
Maria Lourdes Sereno,” his spokesman said on Thursday.
In an interview with ANC, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said
the president would honor seniority and ruled out the appointment of an outsider.
Roque claimed Sereno never got the respect of her colleagues when she
was appointed because she was not a career litigator and she was very
young when she assumed the top judicial post.
Sereno, who was as of late removed from the Court by her
associates for as far as anyone knows coming up short the honesty
trial of her office for her inability to record her advantages and
liabilities exposure, was designated to the court by previous President
Benigno Aquino III in 2010.
Impacted the world
In 2012, she impacted the world forever by turning into the Supreme
Court’s first female head and its most youthful boss in history after
she beat four more senior judges for the position.
“I have no premise, since I have no meeting with the president on this
point yet. In any case, I would imagine that being a legal counselor, the
president would respect rank,” Roque said.
“He would need to pick among the 14 sitting judges, for fear that he rehashes the oversight of Maria Lourdes Sereno once more. I mean she never got the regard of her partners since number one, she was not by any means a profession litigator much more so a judge and number two she was extremely youthful,” the president’s representative said amid the meeting.
Roque additionally discounted Justice Marvic Leonen as the following boss equity, saying that he too is still excessively youthful.
Roque, who before his arrangement as Duterte’s representative fill in as a human rights legal advisor, said that he was likewise not keen on being name to the Court.
He said that he was still excessively youthful and not yet prepared, making it impossible to “pull back from his social life.”
Following the Supreme Court’s choice on Tuesday to deny with conclusiveness Sereno’s movement for reevaluation, the Judicial and Bar Council has just started its procedure of choosing the new boss equity of the Supreme Court.
The following leader of the Supreme Court will have huge errands ahead to bind together a legal that has been isolate by the ouster of its two past heads.
Sereno was designated to the Court in 2012 after the Senate evacuated the late Chief Justice Renato Corona for his assumed inability to reveal his riches in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth, a record government workers are required to document every year.