The third and fifth districts bar litigants who have had an opportunity to "test the waters" or see the judge "tip his hand" from getting an SOJ as of right.
9) This was a clear departure from the first district's previous holding in Hoellen, when it found that a motion for SOJ as of right was untimely because "the respondent had an opportunity to test the waters and form an opinion as to the court's disposition toward his case.
Thus, while Bemis is no longer good law, it can be inferred that the first district is looking to align itself with the fourth district and allow all individuals who fulfill the statutory requirements the opportunity to SOJ as of right, regardless of whether they had the right to form an opinion of how the judge might rule in their case.
For the past 20 years, the emphasis has been on the use of active offboard countermeasures such as decoys and SOJs
We would also often go to SOJ De Lima's house in Bicol, and their sweetness was obvious,' he said.
It came to a point when Dayan directly boasted of his relationship with SOJ De Lima,' he said.
I was shocked when Bantam showed me the two sex videos of SOJ De Lima and Ronnie Dayan.
Madalas din kaming pumupunta sa bahay ni SOJ De Lima sa Bicol at kapansin pansin ang sweetness nila.
The whole idea here during my entire stay as SOJ
(Secretary of Justice) has been nothing but public service and professionalism, Caparas said.