The Government asked to investigate the Council of Magistrates by “natural judges locks”
Buenos Aires, October 15, 2012
Justice Minister Julio Alak said the government made two presentations to investigate the Judicial Council for the alleged maneuver that exists to prevent “the designation of natural judges” to address the constitutionality of section 161 of the Media Law.
The allegations were made by the Ministry of Justice on the Supreme Court and the Attorney General.
Alak explained that the allegations are against a section of the Judicial Council in the hands of the opposition, which is carrying out a maneuver to avoid the appointment of a judge in court 1, who must rule on the alleged unconstitutionality of Article 161 put by Clarín, which requires the divestiture when licenses allowed are exceeded according the Media law.
The ministry asked the high court “nullity of the mechanism used by the House Civil and Commercial to assign surrogate judges in court vacancies through successive agreed unsubstantiated and sometimes contradictory.”
At the same time, the official said, “The government would rather not have to do these presentations” but noted that “institutions must be protected” and, for that, “it is better to anticipate events.”