Questions and mixed feelings in judiciary about ‘moral force’

Chief Justice Reynato Puno has told just about everyone about the “moral force”—the  loose group of people who will help voters choose “transformational” leaders in 2010 by providing criteria—except 14 people, his colleagues on the Supreme Court.

Ever since he first announced the need for a “moral force” in January—responding to unceasing reports on corruption and amid talks of a plan to impeach him because of a contentious election case—the chief justice has delivered several speeches on the subject in various parts of the country, given media interviews on it, launched it in a few places, and organized and met a number of times with a council of advisers.

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