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Averting Diversity: A Review of Nominations and Appointments to the Philippine Supreme Court (1988-2008)
Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2011)
  • Dante B. Gatmaytan
  • Cielo D. Magno
Abstract
This paper is anempirical studyonthenominations and appointments of Supreme Court Justices during a twenty-year periodfrom1988, whentheJudicial andBar Council (JBC) was created in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, to 2008. The study examines the profile of individuals nominated by the JBC including their gender, age, geographical origin, academic background, and professional experience. It also explores whether the appointing Presidents display any preferences based on personal characteristics relating the effects of these preferences to the diversity on the Supreme Court. The study indicates that nominees and appointees all hail fromthe same background. As a result, membership of the Supreme Court is sorely unrepresentative of Philippine society.
Keywords
  • Judicial Selection,
  • Politics,
  • Comparative
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Dante B. Gatmaytan and Cielo D. Magno. "Averting Diversity: A Review of Nominations and Appointments to the Philippine Supreme Court (1988-2008)" Asian Journal of Comparative Law Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dante_gatmaytan/10/