Synopsis of the Judiciary Reorganization Act

Cite as: 26 Ateneo L.J. 83 (1981)
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Synopsis of the Judiciary Reorganization Act

Renato V. Puno

26 Ateneo L.J. 83 (1981)

Subject(s):        Judiciary, Judiciary Reorganization Act

Keyword(s):     Jurisdiction, Justice

As of July of 1980, there has been an estimated 455,900 cases pending with the various courts. This fact reaffirmed the need to create a Judiciary that is more responsive to the growing demands of fair and speedy administration of justice. Consequently, the Presidential Committee on Judicial Reorganization proposed the Guidelines for Judicial Reorganization, which became the basis for the enactment of the Judiciary Reorganization Act.

In this Note, the Author examines the Judicial Reorganization Act, providing for an enumeration of its salient features. The discussion includes the changes in the jurisdiction of the various courts, the abolition of old courts so as to create new ones, and the jurisdiction of special courts.




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