The Philippine Star finally took a stand on the issue! EDITORIAL – An honest mistake? | The Philippine Star News Opinion.
The normally pleasant and peaceful atmosphere of Malcolm Hall in University of the Philippines in Diliman was recently hit by a legal tsunami. The early signs of the impending tsunami became apparent when in support of the Philippine comfort women’s quest for justice, 37 of my colleagues signed a public statement entitled “Restoring Integrity”. Confirming […]
BusinessWorld Online Edition: Grave portents for justice.
One of my former students who is now pursuing further studies in the US made an independent review of the ponencia of SC Justice Mariano del Castillo in the “Ang Ladlad” case and listed the following instances of plagiarism: Ladlad ponencia by J. del Castillo Original source Freedom of expression constitutes one of the essential […]
In the earlier case of Ang Ladlad, (GR No. 190582, April 8, 2010) Justice Del Castillo appeared to have committed plagiarism as well. Our study is only preliminary but the exigencies of the situation have compelled us to make this public. In the Ang Ladlad decision allowed a gay rights group to run in the […]
Holding the UP Law Faculty in Contempt Would Be a Grave Mistake Holding the UP Law Faculty in Contempt Would Be a Grave Mistake by Evan Criddle And Evan Fox-Decent [Opinio Juris is delighted to post these remarks by Professors Evan Fox-Decent (McGill) and Evan Criddle (Syracuse) on the fallout from the allegations that their […]
SC in a tight spot – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Dean Abad is correct: Why do we accept that Justices allow their young researchers write their decisions?
US constitutionalist: SC risking reputation in punishing UP law professors – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
US constitutionalist: SC risking reputation in punishing UP law professors – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.
An Open Appeal to International Legal Scholars by Professor Diane A. Desierto, University of the Philippines College of Law
Dear friends and fellow legal scholars, I apologize for this long note, but I thought I should set the record straight on the maelstrom of ongoing institutional persecution against the UP Law Faculty, where I serve as a faculty member. Several hours ago, a majority at the Philippine Supreme Court issued an unprecedented contempt order […]
The Supreme Court last week promulgated a decision that Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno described in her dissent as one that would create “unimaginable problems for the academia” on how they would hence discipline students and researchers for plagiarism. Justice Sereno was particularly concerned with the majority’s decisions that plagiarism requires intent, which according to her, […]
A supposed violation of the sub judice rule is most likely a major argument that the Supreme Court will use against the brave UP Faculty members who came out with a commendable statement in the plagiarism issue. If memory serves me right, even in contemporary jury trials in the United States — a country whose […]
A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC – IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARGES OF PLAGIARISM, ETC., AGAINST ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARIANO C. DEL CASTILLO Promulgated: October 15, 2010 x – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]
‘SC setting bad precedent on plagiarism case’ | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features
‘SC setting bad precedent on plagiarism case’ | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features.
The Supreme Court en banc has spoken – one of its own, recently-appointed Justice Mariano del Castillo, did not commit plagiarism, even when he failed to indicate the sources of some of the passages to be found in his decision. (The subject matter of the case was the 70 women used by the Japanese army […]
I was fuming mad Tuesday when I read last Tuesday that former Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo refused to appear in the Sandiganbayan invoking the right against self-incrimination. Apparently, she used our pending petition in the Supreme Court questioning the Ombudsman’s refusal to investigate her for possible violations of our penal laws as the suit that may give […]
President Aquino’s pronouncement in the United States that he would have family planning devices available to those who cannot otherwise afford them ushered in a storm probably surpassing the intensity of Ondoy that hit us last year. On the one hand is the Catholic Church that has traditionally taken the view that artificial contraception is […]