Saturday, October 9, 2010

Future of the Court

Ana Paula Ordorica worries that the replacement to José de Jesús Gudiño, the Supreme Court justice who died suddenly of a heart attack several weeks ago, will turn the Court away from the nonpartisanship it embraced with its most recently arrived justices:
When Justice Zaldívar [who's been a justice since December 2009] presented his findings for the ABC day-care case, at no point was it said that his point of view, that when he described as a generalized disorder in the day-care system in the country and as a result requested the resignation of various officials, among them Juan Molinar Horcasitas, was an observation biased by political affinities.

It was his vision as a jurist and only that. Which should be applauded and conserved. Whether or not you agree with is finding.

But now that President Calderón must send a trio of new nominees to the Senate so that they can select the justice to occupy the seat that Gudiño has left empty, and it's very likely that the naming process is again politicized.

Senator Beltrones, leader of the PRI in the upper chamber, holds the floor. He can use his influence so that a minister favorable to his party is installed, for example Jorge Moreno Collado, or one with ample judicial credentials and without political or partisan leanings.

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