The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday late afternoon, March 8, postponed the March 9 oral arguments on 37 petitions questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 and reset the debates to March 16.
In an advisory, the postponement was due the self-quarantine being undertaken by some of the SC justices as precaution against the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This was the second postponement done by the SC due to COVID-19.
The arguments set last Feb. 23 was postponed and held last March 2 for the same reason.
Thus, the presentation of the government’s side on the constitutionality of ATA will be done on March 16 by Solicitor General Jose C. Calida.