Supreme Court: GMA can appoint next Chief Justice

March 18, 2010

In a 9-1-3 decision, the Supreme Court declared yesterday that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo can appoint the next Chief Justice upon retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno on May 17, 2010. The Decision stemmed from the question on whether an incumbent President can appoint Chief Justice Puno’s successor, considering that Section 15, Article VII (Executive […]