Dismissed on short shrift

Brickbats, lots of them, were hurled when the Supreme Court dismissed outright the petition for mandamus in Taguiwalo v. Duque (Sept. 1, 2020) seeking to compel the government to conduct mass testing to detect COVID-19. Without asking for comment from the respondents, the Court en banc, voting 13-1-1, summarily ruled that “courts have no authority […]

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