May 24, 2013
Court rejects Govt's arguments against injunction in Rural Society grounds case
The Federal Civil and Commercial Chamber rejected all of the Government’s arguments against the injunction freezing the transfer of the Rural Society grounds in Palermo to the hands of the state.
Judges Graciela Medina, Francisco De las Carreras and Ricardo Guarinoni rejected the Government’s arguments, which had not only called for the chamber to be deemed incompetent but also recused the judges.
The ruling is the second to be issued in favour of the Rural Society, blocking the transfer of the grounds to the National Government, a move previously decided by the President via presidential decree.
The Government assured that the core of the argument was not an alleged price difference that the Rural Society had assured it would pay back in the 90s, when the Government sold it, but the legitimacy of a presidential decree.
“The generic, indiscriminate recusation of the judges in the case is evidently inadmissible,” the chamber said.
“This behaviour is seen as a deliberate policy to have judges removed from their posts, something unacceptable for a branch of government,” the tribunal said.