fix articles 44844, dissenting
SC RULING SETS BAD PRECEDENT-AJLPP (tags)
The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) in a statement today, scored the Supreme Court for its bad decision for exonerating Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo from allegations that he plagiarized portions of a ruling on World War II comfort women. The Alliance also commends Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for his dissenting opinion on the matter. In a strongly-worded dissenting opinion made public on Monday, Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said the court will be remembered for saying Del Castillo did not commit plagiarism because there was "no malicious intent" to pass off someone else's works as his own.
States of Surveillance (tags)
A police state cannot exist without surveillance of dissenting political expression. And that surveillance is ultimately as threatening as police violence and legal entanglements.