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SC defers oral arguments on terror law anew

/ 04:38 AM March 09, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court on Monday postponed for the second time the resumption on Tuesday of oral arguments on 37 petitions seeking to invalidate the antiterror law after a magistrate contracted the new coronavirus.

Edgar Aricheta, the clerk of court, said some of the magistrates were on quarantine as a precaution. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he received information that one of the 15 justices had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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Aricheta said the fifth day of the debates on the pleadings questioning the constitutionality of Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, was reset to March 16 at 2:30 p.m.

—Marlon Ramos
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