The Philippines Supreme Court has issued several decisions in recent weeks concerning the scope of Arroyo's powers. Last month, the court struck down [JURIST report] an executive order [text] preventing government officials from being questioned in investigations against Arroyo regarding alleged vote-rigging and election fraud [JURIST report] in 2004. A week later, the court voided [JURIST report] Arroyo's policy of breaking up unauthorized demonstrations by force. Reuters has more. The Manila Times has local coverage.
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