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Sri Lanka Begins Impeachment Hearing against Chief Justice

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka’s parliament has begun an impeachment hearing against the chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court. Friday was the first day Shirani Bandaranayake appeared before a parliamentary panel to answer charges of financial misconduct filed by the ruling party. Lawmakers rejected a non-binding order issued by the Supreme Court on Thursday to delay the […]

Philippine Chief Justice Impeachment Trial Begins

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines’ first impeachment trial of a Supreme Court justice began Monday. Members of the 23-person Senate will sit as judges to determine whether Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona should be removed from his post. The Philippine constitution requires a two-thirds endorsement of the senators, or 16, for Corona to become the first Philippine […]