Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Links to the Feb 22 decision on appointive officials running for office.

The Supreme Court reverses itself on the issue of whether candidates holding appointive positions are deemed resigned upon filing their certificates of candidacy. Chief Justice Reynato Puno wrote the majority opinion here. Justice Nachura who wrote the previous ruling here, wrote the dissenting opinion here. Justice Carpio reiterates his dissent in the previous decision here in his now concurring opinion.

My take is that the proposition that appointive officials are discriminated by the rule is such a hackneyed and downright contrived argument.

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