We’ve already read and heard numerous Flip-Flopping issues involving the Supreme Court.

For your guidance on these issues, here are the relevant articles:

Shilly-Shally in the Supreme Court

Controversial Flip-Flopping Case in the Judicial System

Appeal to the Supreme Court – Signed Manifesto

Supreme Court’s Flip Flopping – Lawyers are Concerned

Flip Flopping in the Supreme Court – When Will It End?

Politicians Slam Flip-Flopping Issues of Supreme Court

Make Up Your Mind – on Supreme Court Flip-Flopping Cases

Here’s another one that is already creating tremendous buzz in the media.

You may have heard of the heartless killings of about 58 people in Mindanao including journalists. They were massacred and left for dead. That was more than 3 years ago and still, justice is elusive.

Maguindanao Massacre

The Ampatuans, a feared political dynasty in Mindanao were pinpointed and members of the family has been caught and in jail.

Now, the Supreme Court initially ruled in June 14, 2011 to allow media coverage and broadcast the proceedings on live television. I, for one, would like to watch the trial and I believe that the people should know the truth. I’d like to see how the Ampatuans defend their “innocence”.

I love watching criminal trials, for I get to use what I have learned in Psychology and somehow, put my analytical skills into action.

Sadly, on October 23, 2012, the Supreme Court for the nth time, reversed their decision. Why? Because a motion for reconsideration was filed by one of the main suspects. They say that this way, the judges and witnesses will be protected and also protect the suspects from trial by publicity and retain their human rights.

I do agree though and this will prevent havoc in the courts and uncalled assumptions and theories.

But how will we, the people, would know if all truth is being laid out in the open so that the guilty party will finally be prosecuted? How will the citizens know what truly happened and what went on inside the supposed criminals’ minds which resulted to the massacre?

I’m interested to know and I bet, there are millions of people out there who feels the same.

Why did the Supreme Court allow the media broadcasting in the first place, only to retract their decision because someone cried unfair? Did they in all efforts ask the Ampatuans or even told them of their plans to show the trials on national television? I’m sure if they voiced out this plan, there wouldn’t be anything to reverse at all, right?

I’m all for justice and preserving one’s rights. I don’t want to be in that shoes where my rights are violated. Though I hope justice will be served and eventually, criminals will be put behind bars for all eternity.

So, what sayeth you?

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