What constitute gross ignorance of the law?

To constitute gross ignorance of the law, it is not enough that the subject decision, order or actuation of respondent judge in the performance of her official duties is contrary to existing law and jurisprudence but, most importantly, she must be moved by bad faith, fraud, dishonesty or corruption. Good faith and absence of malice, corrupt motives or improper considerations are sufficient defenses in which a judge charged with ignorance of the law can find refuge.29

http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2011/march2011/MTJ-08-1718.html

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Born on December 28, 1965, Surallah, South Cotabato, Southern Mindanao, Philippines.
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