New Poll: Plagiarism in the Philippine Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court has finally spoken – Justice Mariano C. del Castillo is not guilty of plagiarism (see In the matter of the charges of plagiarism, etc., against Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo, October 12, 2010).  Not all justices agreed with the ruling (see Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno’s dissenting opinion here).

The Supreme Court also ordered several faculty members of the UP College of Law to show cause why they should not be disciplined as members of the Bar for signing a statement entitled “Restoring Integrity: A Statement by the Faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law on the Allegations of Plagiarism and Misrepresentation in the Supreme Court.” (see Re: Letter of the UP Law Faculty entitled “Restoring Integrity: A Statement by the Faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law on the Allegations of Plagiarism and Misrepresentation in the Supreme Court, October 19, 2010).  Again, not all justices agreed (see Justice Sereno’s dissenting opinion here and Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales’ dissenting opinion here).

If you were a justice of the Supreme Court, how would you vote?  See ballot on the right hand side column.

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