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Unformatted text preview: o case without the concurrence of at least three such members. Congress shall have the power to define, prescribe and apportion the jurisdiction of the various courts but may not deprive the SC of its jurisdiction over cases enumerated in Sec. 5, Art. VII, 1987 Constitution. No law shall be passed increasing the appellate jurisdiction of the SC as provided in the Constitution without its advice and concurrence. (Sec. 30, Art. VI) 2. Procedural Rule‐Making Power Q: What is the scope of the rule making power of the SC? 1. The protection and enforcement of constitutional rights 2. Pleadings, practice and procedure in all courts 3. Admission to the practice of law 4. The Integrated Bar 5. Legal assistance to the underprivileged Q: What are the limitations on its rule making power? A: 1. It should provide a simplified and inexpensive procedure for the speedy disposition of cases. 2. It should be uniform for all courts of the same grade. 3. It should not diminish, increase, or modify substantive rights. g. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION OVER LOWER COURTS Q: Who holds the power of disciplinary action over judges of lower courts? A: 1. Only the SC en banc has jurisdiction to discipline or dismiss judges of lower courts. 2. Disciplinary action/dismissal – majority vote of the SC Justices who took part in the deliberations and voted therein (Sec. 11, Art. VIII) Note: The Constitution provides that the SC is given exclusive administrative supervision over all courts and judicial personnel. Q: Does the CSC have jurisdiction over an employee of the judiciary for acts committed while said employee was still in the executive branch? A: No. Administrative jurisdiction over a court employee belongs to the SC, regardless of whether the offense was committed before or after employment in the Judiciary. (Ampong v. CSC, G.R. No. 167916, Aug. 26, 2008) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADM...
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