Sen. de Lima Seeks Supreme Court Ruling on Merits of Justice Department’s Case

Lawyers of Sen. Leila de Lima will petition the Supreme Court to rule on the merit of the case filed by the Department of Justice. Her camp is questioning the jurisdiction of the lower court as the ombudsman should be the one hearing her case given that she was a public official when the alleged crime happened. They also claim that the judge issued an arrest warrant with undue haste, ignoring a petition filed by the defendant. Lastly, the lawyers…

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