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Mathew B. Utan 2010-44419 A First Year Law Student Reads Vitug’s Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court “The mystique shrouds the Court in a forbidding but, at the same time, venerable aura that enhances its power. Justices are sometimes referred to as the “gods of Padre Faura” and the deities of Mt. Olympus” and to reveal themselves would mean losing their protective mantle.” Reading Marites Vitug’s Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court had me saying “I knew it!” with such sureness as if that nagging doubt in the back of my mind has been confirmed, and those pieces of puzzles I have been struggling to fit together have finally come to picture. The Supreme Court Justices are but just humans with the same frailties as those accused appearing and…show more content…
That no matter how they hide under the cloak of justice, their actuations heavily resound no credibility which is far more dangerous because people begin to lose trust when they see that justice is after all tilted to favor those whom the justices favor. Reading Vitug’s Shadow of Doubt had me saying “I knew it!” with such sureness as if that nagging doubt in the back of my mind has been confirmed, and those pieces of puzzles I have been struggling to fit together have finally come to picture. It is true. This book confirms the open secret that there is indeed politicization in the High Court. It is no longer a secret, nor is it a secret to begin with. We all had that doubts from the start, but we hate to act on it fearing that it will destroy our faith in the justice system. Vitug ends her book with a challenge
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