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Ombudsman Martires says judgment of acquittal cannot be appealed

(Eagle News) It appears the prosecution will no longer appeal the Sandiganbayan s acquittal of former Senator Bong Revilla for plunder. Ombudsman Samuel Martires himself said it is an elementary doctrine in law that you cannot appeal a judgment of acquittal. It is not just a policy, Martires said, noting that the doctrine has its roots in Roman law that an issue once decided cannot be tried again . It is based on double jeopardy or the [ ]

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