Supreme Court (SC) justices on Wednesday continued their interpellation of government lawyers tasked to defend the anti-terror law from attempts to nullify it over alleged constitutional infirmities.
Representatives from the Office of the Solicitor General previously answered questions on the alleged vague provisions of the law, the powers of the Anti-Terrorism Council, and the alleged red-tagging of government critics, among other issues.
The justices have also reserved some questions for National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
After the interpellation, the Court will hear the positions of the amici curiae (retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno and former SC Justice Francis Jardeleza).
Under the Rules of Court, the amici curiae are “experienced and impartial attorneys” tapped by the Court to help in the disposition of issues in a certain case.
The eighth session of the oral arguments is being held virtually. —Virgil Lopez/KBK, GMA News

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