quo warranto


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a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty

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Under the revised HRET rules, Natividad said the filing of petitions for election protests and quo warranto petitions cover a 15-day period from June 30 of the election year.
'As regards the issue of prescription,' Panelo, who is also chief legal counsel of the President, said: ''Rule 66 of the Rules of Court is categorical when it mandates that a quo warranto petition must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of such ouster or the right of the claimant to hold such office arose hence Atty.
"The quo warranto decision applies only for that case, for the specific facts of that case.
It will be recalled that the Commission on Human Rights had earlier deplored the SC Justices resort to a quo warranto petition in ousting Chief Justice Sereno, voicing regret that it 'eroded our obedience to the rule of law and departs from the will of the Filipino people.'
The majority cited several cases where the court declined a preemptive quo warranto petition or upheld the use of quo warranto after a government official had acted.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, in his 81-page verdict in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jehangir Tareen's disqualification case observed that the superior court should carefully exercise the 'quo warranto' jurisdiction for disqualification of elected parliamentarians.
Corruption can destroy the very fabric of the state, it continues, therefore, 'the power of 'quo warranto' in relation to the parliamentarians can be validly exercised by the courts if the disqualification attributed to them has direct and close nexus to corruption.'
In dismissing the petition, the High Court said the one year prescription period for the filing of a quo warranto case has lapsed and that Pamatong has no legal standing to file the petition.
The SC denied the quo warranto petition that Pamatong filed against Duterte for lack of legal standing and due to the lapse of the prescribed period to take such legal action.
Lagman said De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, Tijam and Jardeleza 'betrayed public trust by refusing to inhibit themselves in the adjudication of the Calida quo warranto petition despite their patent and continuing ill will, bias and prejudice against Sereno as shown by their respective testimonies before the House committee on justice and their statements during the oral arguments in the quo warranto case.'
He also denied Sereno's claim that she was deprived of her right to due process due to the refusal of six associate justices, whom she accused of being biased against her, to inhbit from participating in the deliberation and resolution of the quo warranto petition.
He also went against the quo warranto pleading that led to the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.
Justices of the Supreme Court would rather put to rest the issue on the quo warranto petition that ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
The quo warranto petition filed against President Duterte before the Supreme Court is unlikely to prosper, according to a Palace official.
Carpio on Thursday disclosed that the Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to rule next month on the quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to declare as null and void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A.