Winning Against Enemies of the Rule of Law

“It is time to bring this war against the law to its end, before everything ends.“ I greet the appointment of my fellow Ateneo Law School professor Alexander Gesmundo as the newest Chief Justice with cautious but real optimism. He inherits his predecessor’s twilight initiative to investigate the terrain of this brutish war against law …

End the War on Law and Justice

“This isn’t an exaggeration. This is war, and it needs to end now.” A few weeks ago, a Calbayog police intelligence officer wrote to the clerk of court of the local Regional Trial Court for a list of lawyers representing “communist terrorist groups” and hoped for the court’s “kind” cooperation. The legal community immediately and …