Pinayagan na ng Korte Suprema ang ilang justices at empleyado ng kataas – taasang hukuman na dumalo sa impeachment proceedings ng Kamara laban kay Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Batay sa naging deliberasyon ng Supreme Court En Banc, pinayagang dumalo sa pagdinig sina Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo – De Castro, Noel Tijam at Francis Jardeleza.
Kasama din dito ang iba pang opisyal ng Korte Suprema na sina court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, Supreme Court En Banc Clerk of Court Atty. Felipa Anama at Supreme Court Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te.
Ngunit paglilinaw ni Atty. Te, ‘administrative matters’ lamang ang maaaring sagutin ng mga ito at tanging si Associate Justice De Castro lamang ang maaaring tumestigo at humarap sa pagdinig kaugnay sa “adjudicative matters” na limitado sa tatlong bagay.
On the issuance rather of the TRO in the Senior Citizens cases and exchange of communications between herself and the Chief Justice, not on any matters pertaining to deliberations of the case on demerits.
Second item, on the clustering k involving the judicial and bar council, Justice De Castro has been authorized by the court to discuss the merits of her main decision but not the deliberations that went into that decision.
On the third matter, in the case involving then Solicitor General, now Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza, Justice De Castro is authorized to discuss the merits of her separate concurring opinion and again, not the deliberation that went into the decision as well as her concurring opinion.