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Atty. Jamons Constitutional Law 1 midterm and final exam questions

1. What matters are entered in the Journals of Congress?
2. What are the instances when Congress meets jointly but votes
3. Distinguished Domicile and Residence.
4. What is quorum? What constitutes quorum and majority in the
Senate? Distinguished quorum and majority.
5. Explain the doctrine of forbidden office.
6. What is the enrolled bill doctrine.
7. Explain the doctrine of Primary Jurisdiction
8. Explain the parliamentary immunity of the members of the Congress
and Senate. Explain the freedom from arrest clause and the
speech and debate clause.
9. Definite political question and justiciable question.
10. Discuss the case of Marbury v Madison.
11. What are the latest guidelines in determining the winners in
the partylist elections and in their seat allocations in the Congress?
12. What are the latest guidelines in determining whether or not
the organizations or parties intending to participate in the partylist
system qualify?
13. What are the rules in constitutional construction?
14. Explain and expound the system of initiative as provided in
the Constitution
15. Explain and expound the moot and academic rule in judicial
review. Is there an exception?
16. What are the rules provided for by the Constitution in the
suspension, extension, and revocation of proclamation of the
privilege of writ of habeas corpus when exercised the President?
17. What are the requirements of judicial review
18. Explain the principle of Judicial Restraint
19. Can the Supreme Court acquire jurisdiction over the rules on
proceedings of the Commission on Appointments? Explain.
20. What constitutes the members of HRET and SET?
21. Distinguished revision and amendment.
22. What is the mootness rule?
23. Enumerate 5 legal standings and explain.
24. When is an impeachment complaint deemed filed?
25. Explain the doctrine of operational proximity
26. What are the presidential appointments that requires
confirmation of Commission on Appointments?
27. What are the rules in case of vacancy in the seats of justices
of the Supreme Court?
28. Define ---
a. Writ of Amparo
b. Writ of Habeas Data
c. Writ of Kalikasan
29. Explain and distinguished forbidden office and incompatible
30. What is the requirement in order for a treaty or international
agreement to be binding and effective in the Philippines?
31. What are the reglementary periods of the cases filed before
the Courts of the Judicial Branch?
32. Explain the following powers of the President---
a. Residual powers
b. Emergency powers
c. Commander-in-Chief powers
33. Explain what a sin perjucio judgment is
34. What are the privileges of a legislator of Congress or Senate?
Explain each privilege.
35. Explain the Presidential Communication privilege and the
deliberative process privilege.
36. What is the power of augmentation and who has the authority
to wield it?
37. Can the Congress enact laws prescribing qualifications for
judges of all court levels of the Judiciary Branch? Explain.
38. In case of tie in the voting of constitutionality of a law in the
Supreme Court, what is the status to be decreed on the law that has
been voted upon?
39. Can the government withhold information from the public?
Explain and expound.