2017 (Political Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 15

[Answer/discuss the question below, or see 2017 bar exam Political Law Instructions; 2017 Political Law Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14; See also 2017 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]

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A.

According to Sec. 3, Art. VIII of the Constitution, the Judiciary shall enjoy fiscal autonomy. What does the term fiscal autonomy signify? Explain your answer. (3%)

B.

May a complaint for disbarment against the Ombudsman prosper during her incumbency? Explain your answer. (3%)

C.

Sec. 3, Art. XI of the Constitution states that “[n]o impeachment proceedings shall be initiated against the same official more than once within a period of one year.”

What constitutes initiation of impeachment proceedings under the provision? (3%)

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