December 4, 2013
Judge Fayt: 'SC would not rule on Broadcast Media Law before October's elections'
Amid high social and political expectations over the Supreme Court’s ruling to determine whether the Broadcast Media Law is constitutional or not, judge of Argentina’s top tribunal Carlos Fayt said the decision is not expected to come before October’s legislative elections.
“I don’t think the ruling will be issued before the elections. Nothing can be said about it, we have decided to wait,” Supreme Court judge Carlos Fayt affirmed during a ceremony hosted by the Argentine Federation of Lawyers Colleges (FACA) paying homage to Fayt’s career.
“I have gathered a huge flow of expertise and come to know that Justice must yet be better,” the judicial official stated calling for the “independence” of the judicial branch and defending the Supreme Court as “strong.”
Fayt’s statements come after the Supreme Court held last week a 2-day hearing over the Broadcast law bringing together government and Clarín group representatives.
The Broadcast Law was approved by the National Congress in 2009 and obliges Clarín to dismantle part of its broadcasting empire. The legislation, however, remains in a standstill due to Clarin-issued injunctions that protest the law leading the Supreme Court to decide now on its constitutional nature.