Carpio: Once a law, anti-terror bill can be questioned in court right away

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Supreme Court in some cases would require an actual injury to happen before laws are challenged before them, but for the contested anti-terror bill, retired senior associate justice Antonio Carpio said it can be challenged “on its face” or right away.

“Facial challenge is allowed because the law touches on fundamental constitutional rights, like the right against arrests without court warrants, and provides penalties for its violation,” Carpio told Rappler on Thursday, June 4.

The House of Representatives passed the anti-terror bill on 3rd and final reading Wednesday night, June 3. Because the House and Senate versions are similar, it no longer needs to pass through the bicameral committee, and can instead be immediately sent to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. 

Read the entire article here by Rappler.com

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