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Para isang usapan na lang! SC consolidates 8 petitions vs Anti-Terrorism Law

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The Supreme Court (SC) has consolidated all eight petition that have been filed so far challenging the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.7.14

SC Spokesperson Brian Hosaka on Tuesday (July 14) said the first four petitions filed “have also been consolidated together with the 4 earlier petitions consolidated last week.”

The petitions that were filed last week were the petitions from former Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) chief Rudolf Philip Jurado; the group of Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) and the Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center (PLACE); the group led by lawyer and member of the Constitutional Commission Christian Monsod; and Sanlakas.

Last July 7, the SC had already issued an order consolidating the first four petitions.

These petitions are from group of lawyers led by Ateneo and La Salle law professor Howard Calleja; Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman; Makabayan bloc of Congress led by Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate; and a group of law professors from the Far Eastern University (FEU).

With the consolidation, the SC has directed to government to file its comments to all the petitions that were filed challenging the Anti-Terrorism Law.

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