A group led by law professor Howie Calleja on Saturday, July 4, filed at the Supreme Court a petition questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.
The group of lawyers and civic leaders filed the petition with the High Court through electronic submission, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the anti-terror bill.
Joining Calleja in the group were La Sallian brother and former education secretary Brother Armin Luistro and the civic groups Tunay na Bayani and Bagong Siklab Pilipinas.
The petition asked the Supreme Court to issue an immediate temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent the law from taking effect 15 days after it was signed by Duterte.
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