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Lawyers say only Congress can remove impeachable officials

Legal groups called on lawmakers on Tuesday to defend their exclusive constitutional power to prosecute and try impeachable officials that they said was usurped by Supreme Court justices who booted out the country s Chief Justice last week. Wearing black crapes, around 30 lawyers from the National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL) and the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) staged a picket outside the heavily guarded Supreme Court building in Manila, carrying a streamer that read, We dissent. A proteste

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