June 19, 2013
Media Law: Gov't to request lift of judicial recess
The National Government will present a petition to lift the traditional judicial recess held in January in order to solve with "celerity" the case over the fight about the extension of the injunction on the Media Law.
The petition will be presented by the Cabinet Chief, following last week's request presented by the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA).
The petition to lift the judicial recess was triggered after the Supreme Court decided to reject the "per saltum" request filed by the Executive branch, and confirmed the extension of the injunction.
If the government request is accepted, the Clarín Group must present its case for appealing judge Alfonso’s ruling, where they will have 10 working days to answer. Judicial sources, however, doubted that the chamber will accept the government request since the Supreme Court had denied the use of per saltum and supported the injunction without fixing a time period for the case to be resolve which would have given urgency to the judicial process.