Horacio Rosatti was sworn in as Supreme Court justice before the president of Argentina’s top tribunal, Ricardo Lorenzetti. Carlos Rosenkrantz, meanwhile, will be sworn in in August, after the court holidays period in July.
Supreme Court chief Ricardo Lorenzetti inaugurated the judicial year demanding a “state policy that ends impunity” and the creation of a “judicial police” to carry out criminal investigations.
The government made official the appointments of Horacio Rosatti and Carlos Rosenkrantz to the Supreme Court, a decision that sparked controversy among politicians and NGOs that accused President Mauricio Macri of violating the rule of law by designating both justices through a decree during Congress recess.
Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti was unveiling a series of “initiatives” that judges have been working on in three key areas: corruption, human trafficking and illegal drug trade.
Lawyer and former deputy for the Radical Party (UCR) Ricardo Gil Lavedra was consulted on President Mauricio Macri’s call to sign a decree appointing two Supreme Court justices. An “unnecessary” and “serious” mechanism, Gil Lavedra said.
Justice Minister Germán Garavano defended the appointment of Horacio Rosatti and Carlos Fernando Rosenkrantz to the Supreme Court, a decision that was much questioned by the opposition and some government allies as the two justices were designated by a presidential decree.
Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti said the members of Argentina’s highest tribunal “expressed their consent for the two people nominated” to replace justices Raúl Zaffaroni and Carlos Fayt.
The Supreme Court confirmed an injunction in favour of Grupo Clarín suspending a resolution to dismantle the media conglomerate as established in Argentina's anti-monopoly media law.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco pointed out that Alejandra Gils Carbó’s position was “for life like the Court minister’s is.”
Héctor Recalde, the head of the Victory Front (FpV) caucus in the Lower House, questioned the decree signed by President Mauricio Macri appointing two Supreme Court justices, considering the decision a “judicial quagmire.”
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández considered a ruling by the Supreme Court ordering YPF to disclose the complete text of the agreement Argentina’s state-controlled company signed with US giant Chevron violates the country’s judicial security.
The Supreme Court has rejected the petition by prosecutor Raúl Plée to reinstate judge Luis María Cabral in the Cassation Court, the Centre of Judicial Information (CIJ) has informed.
The Victory Front's Lower House caucus has send a note to the Impeachment committee requesting a probe into the four members of the Supreme Court, accusing the body of ideological falsehood in the manner Ricardo Lorenzetti obtained re-election.
The Lower House Impeachment Committee has approved a motion to begin evaluations on the health of Supreme Court justice Carlos Fayt, in order to determine whether the judge has the physical and mental capacity to continue in his post.
97-year-old Carlos Fayt left his house in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Recoleta heading to the courthouse. Amid growing controversy over his health condition, the Supreme Court justice told reporters that were waiting outside his home that he was “ok.”
The Supreme Court has signed an "extraordinary accord" confirming the re-election of president Ricardo Lorenzetti to the tribunal chair until 2019, in a meeting attended by under-pressure judge Carlos Fayt.
Amid the institutional crisis affecting the Supreme Court, Justice Carlos Fayt resolved not to attend the usual Tuesday meeting and in doing so he again arose doutbs over his health condition.
Supreme Court judge Carlos Fayt has dismissed rumours about his poor physical condition, affirming that he feels good and is working like normal in the country's highest judicial authority.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández considered Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt should hold a press conference to dispel doubts about his health condition, urging him to "carry out a normal life for a day."
Supreme Court president Ricardo Lorenzetti will not take up a new term as head of the juidicial authority, with the judge arguing that he is "morally exhausted" shortly after being re-elected by his peers.
Roberto Carlés, the Executive branch's nominee to succeed ex Justice Raúl Zaffaroni in Argentina’s maximum tribunal, considered Carlos Fayt should not remain in his SC seat if versions about his health condition were confirmed.
Former Supreme Court judge Eugenio Zaffaroni has criticised the re-election of ex-colleague Ricardo Lorenzetti to the body's presidency, arguing that the chair of the country's highest judicial authority should be assigned on a rotating basis.
"Judges and prosecutors must make a great effort to give society a clear answer,” Supreme Court chief Ricardo Lorenzetti said when he spoke out today in reference to the ongoing investigation into prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s mysterious death.
The government-aligned Victory Front bloc in the Senate will suspend the debate planned in the Upper House over the nomination of Roberto Carlés to the Supreme Court, as the party does not have sufficient support in the chamber to gain approval.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández said that what President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has achieved with regards to the AMIA case was “cyclopian” and pointed out that she did not “specifically accuse” Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti in her speech at the opening of the Congress 133rd sessions on Sunday.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has said the responsibility of investigating the Israel Embassy bombing that left of 1992 belongs to the Supreme Court, echoing President Cristina Kirchner’s statements during her address to Congress.
Buenos Aires province former Justice and Security minister León Arslanián defended the nomination of 33-year-old Roberto Carlés to succeed Judge Raúl Zaffaroni in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court kicked off a new term today with the head of Argentina’s top court Ricardo Lorenzetti delivering a very much awaited speech following harsh comments by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Sunday, renewing her administration’s criticism against the judicial system.
Justice Minister Julio Alak has announced Dr Roberto Carlés has been proposed by the Government to fill the vacant spot on the Supreme Court left by Dr Raúl Zaffaroni in December 2014.
Supreme Court Justice Raúl Zaffaroni said that “not agreeing to dicuss candidates” for his replacement once his resignation becomes effective on December 31 “is institutional irresponsibility” referring to opposition lawmakers who have said that they will not give consensus in Congress to any candidate proposed by the Executive.
In his daily briefing to the press at the government house, the head of ministers ratified the Executive power will be nominating Supreme Court Justice Raul Zafffaroni’s successor after December 31.
Supreme Court president Ricardo Lorenzetti has called for the designation of a new judge to Argentina's highest legal authority to be taken seriously by politicians, while declining to pass judgement on possible replacements for the retiring Raúl Zaffaroni.
The retiring Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni criticised opposition lawmakers who have refused beforehand to work a consensus with the government over the appointment of a new justice. Zaffaroni said that the move was “institutionally irresponsible.”
After opposition lawmakers said that they will not work a consensus with the government, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the Executive will name a succesor for Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni, who has submitted his resignation which will be effective on December 31.
The mayor of Buenos Aires City Mauricio Macri has joined the group of opposition leaders who have expressed their intentions to not work a consensus with the government over the replacement of Supreme Court judge Raúl Zaffaroni once his resignation becomes effective on December 31.
Justice Carlos Fayt, the oldest Justice, said that the Supreme Court should “remain with five members” after Justice Raúl Zaffaroni’s resignation becomes effective on December 31, leaving the Court with only four members.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to extend tax benefits granted to La Nación newspaper and other smaller media groups by an injunction in 2003, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that it “shows the Court’s partiality” and that it violates the principle of equality before the law.
Supreme Court justice Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni today submitted a resignation letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which he explained his decision responds mainly to the acceptance of constitutional norms.
Deputy Chief Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco said that “ideally” the government should name a replacement for Justice Raúl Zaffaroni, who submitted his resignation letter on Friday, in order to have a “full” Court.
The State has been compelled to deliver information on the former Ciccone mint company, after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal to an Administrative Federal Court ruling.
Amid growing debate over the composition of the Supreme Court following the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni’s retirement next December, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said that there is no controversy.
A complaint filed by the defence of Ricardo Jaime is “unacceptable,” the Supreme Court has said ratifying a decision by the Federal Cassation Tribunal to take the ex Transport Secretary to court.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich denied government plans to endorse candidates for the Supreme Court after the passing of justice Enrique Petracchi and as justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed his retirement for December.
Justice Secretary Julián Alvarez has assured there will be a debate on the Supreme Court’s composition during the next year, following the deaths of judges Carmen Argibay and Enrique Petracchi, and the impending retirement of Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni.
Victory Front national lawmaker Carlos Kunkel slammed today 96 year-old Supreme Court Magistrate, Carlos Fayt, arguing the judge intends to put himself “over the constitution.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will next year have to name a new member of the Supreme Court, which due to the passing of Enrique Petracchi and Raúl Zaffaroni's impending retirement will be reduced to just four justices.
Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt today came on stage to regret Enrique Petracchi's death yesterday, and reaffirmed he would continue in his post ruling out resignation rumours.
After the passing of Supreme Court justice Enrique Petracchi yesterday, justice Raúl Zaffaroni confirmed he will retire in December, one month before turning 75 years old, forcing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to name his replacement.
The government today reacted to yesterday's remarks made by the president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti, in a speech delivered during a conference of judges in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.
Supreme Court Justice Enrique Santiago Petracchi has died at the age of 78. He was a member of the Court since 1983, when he was appointed by former president Raúl Alfonsín.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti wrote a letter to honour deceased Justice Enrique Petracchi. He praised Petracchi's work in the Court and referred to the loss of Justice Carmen Argibay earlier this year.
Holders of euro-denominated Argentine bonds have appealed judge Thomas Griesa's ruling blocking the country from making payments on their debt, according to a court filing.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti has said that drug-trafficking has advanced in the country, increasing insecurity rates.
With the government just defying a ruling by US Judge Thomas Griesa moving to push in Congress for a change in jurisdiction to allow bondholders to collect their money in Argentina, Lorenzetti considered the country faces a “very difficult situation.”
Kevin Sullivan, US interim ambassador in Argentina affirmed today the country must seek “practical solutions” with the so called vulture funds over defaulted bonds.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti commented for the first time on the government’s battle against vulture funds. “The debt has to be paid,” but “with humans rights as limits,” he warned.
It is the position of the US top tribunal in Argentina’s debt battle against so called "vulture funds" that represents a “scandal” rather than the behaviour of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, Judge of Argentina’s Supreme Court Eurgenio Zaffaroni considered.
A group of bondholders urged US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to apply a “temporary stay” from January 1st until January 15, 2015, or at least a 90 day measure in order to resolve current negotiations and prevent a new default.
Summoned through an emergency meeting, the Argentine private banks association (Adeba) held a reunion today in their Buenos Aires City HQ, where they agreed to offer the Government a 250 million dollar guarantee as a preventive measure to avoid a default.
Daniel Pollack, the mediator appointed by US judge Griesa to resolve the dispute between Argentina and the so called vulture funds, affirmed the parts talked “face to face” for the first time and assured a new meeting will be confirmed during the day.
JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to its creditors.
Aurelius Capital Management, the hedge fund that is one of the principal holdout investors of Argentine debt, signalled today that the nation's government faces a new crisis on June 30 if they do not enter into negotiations with the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.
Argentina has formally asked judge Thomas Griesa to put on hold an order requiring it to pay the 'vulture funds' who did not participate in debt restructurings, while it seeks a "global resolution" to the legal dispute.
The NML Capital hedge fund is ready to meet and negotiate directly with Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and is willing to do so this week, according to an executive of the 'vulture fund' involved in legal wranglings with the government over defaulted debt.
The Economy minister has responded to criticisms directed at him and the Argentine government by Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman, reminding the representative of the holdout investors that they have never lent a cent to the nation.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured today “negotiations with ‘vulture funds’ are on the right track,” in his first reaction since the meeting between Argentina’s representatives and mediator Daniel Pollack, appointed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa to lead the talks in New York.
In an official press release, the federal government stated US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa attempted to “block the payment for bondholders” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made to bondholders in a Bank of New York account.
The Economy Ministry has announced that it has chosen a delegation to travel to the United States in order to negotiate with hedge funds who refused to take part in debt restructuring, as part of the mediation imposed by New York judge Thomas Griesa.
Hedge fund NML Capital have dismissed the Argentine government's request to reestablish a stay on payments to the so-called 'vulture funds', and called on New York judge Thomas Griesa to reject the plea.
Economy Minister, Axel Kicillof addressed today before a United Nations panel in New York, and explained the consequences of Judge Thomas Griesa ruling, while warning the country “could face a technical default” next Monday, if the sentence remains firm.
Special Master Daniel Pollack, the person appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa to mediate in negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds, affirmed that “no agreement has been achieved yet.”
The holdout investors demanding full payment of Argentine bonds in default have claimed they have not been in contact with the Argentine government about possible negotiations following the US Supreme Court judgement, according to sources from the so-called 'vulture funds'.
President Kirchner headed this afternoon an official ceremony marking Argentina’s national Flag Day in the city of Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe. Today's was CFK's second offical appearance in a troubled week, following the legal setbaks the country has suffered in its battle against vulture funds.
US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa ratified in an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”
Argentina's attorneys today informed US Judge Thomas Griesa that government officials plan to travel to New York next week to negotiate with holdouts to solve the situation, while the magistrate warned that reopening swaps to change the debt's jurisdiction to Argentina would be considered a breach of the ruling.
Elliot Management hedge fund, led by financial tycoon Paul Singer, could accept Argentine bonds in order to finish with the judicial dispute between the two parts, following US Supreme Court ruling last Monday.
The Economy Ministry announced today that Argentina will not be able to fulfil with the debt swap payments on June 30, in response to US Appeal Court ruling which suspended a previous injunction measure filed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.
The head of the Lower House Julián Domínguez responded to opposition figures that questioned the government’s legal strategy against creditors that refused Argentina’s 2005 and 2010 debt swaps. “Would saying yes to everything be a good way to negotiate?” the Kirchnerite leader wondered.
The International Monetary Fund is “concerned about wider systemic implications” the ruling by the US Supreme Court could prompt following its decision to reject Argentina’s appeal aimed at staving off a default.
Lawyers representing Argentina in the United States in a 1.5 billion dollar dispute that risks sending the South American country into a sovereign debt default, were expected to meet New York appeals Judge Thomas Griesa this morning in a new negotiation attempt.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said the federal government was “expectant” about a decision by the United States Supreme Court that could bring same relief to Argentina today if it favours the South American position in its billionaire dispute against vulture funds.
US Supreme Court is likely to issue a ruling in the upcoming months favouring Argentina’s position in the country’s dispute against vulture funds, former Argentine Finance Secretary Guillermo Nielsen has said. The US top tribunal would first have to consult the White House on the default case, he pointed out, a decision that is expected to be announced on Monday.
President Cristina Kirchner has vowed to honour Argentine debt commitments to those bondholders who entered restructuring agreements in 2005 and 2010, after learning of the refusal by the US Supreme Court to take the case against holdout investors.
The International Monetary Fund expressed “concern” today over the outcome of Argentina's vulture funds case, during a press briefing in Washington.
Part of the mission that flew to Washington this week to support the government in its legal battle against vulture funds, MP Di Tullio has affirmed the Barack Obama administration “backed” Argentina’s stance.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has lent his support to a group of Argentine legislators currently in the United States ahead of June 12's US Supreme Court decision on whether to take the case concerning holdout investors, while launching a fierce attack on the conduct of the so-called 'Vulture Funds'.
The deputy Economy minister Emmanuel Álvarez has affirmed that the government has high hopes that the United States Supreme Court will intervene in Argentina's long-running legal battle with holdout investors, dubbed 'Vulture Funds', over debt defaulted on in 2001.
More than 100 British Members of Parliament have signed a resolution of support for Argentina in the fight against the 'Vulture Fund' holdout investors, and warned that if the United States Justice System ruled against the nation it could fall into default.
Jorge Capitanich defended his appearance at Congress yesterday when opposition MPs decided to skip the session, leaving the cabinet chief to brief a half-empty Lower House, and urged anti-Kirchnerite sectors to support the government in Argentina's dispute against vulture funds.
Brazil, France and Mexico are expected to file papers in the US Supreme Court on Monday backing Argentina in its battle with bondholders that refused to take part in debt restructurings from the country's 2002 default.
According to the head of Argentina’s security affairs, criminals “don’t go to prison, they continue robbing the day after” they commit a crime. The role of the state and the government must not be confused, Berni added questioning again comments by opposition politicians who have tied recent mob attacks against thieves with the so called "absence of the state.”
US Supreme Court justices today indicated that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-US assets in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has praised Washington’s support to Argentina in its long-standing dispute with the so called vulture funds, suing the South American country over its defaulted bonds more than a decade ago.
The president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti inaugurated the beginning of judicial activities in a ceremony attended by officials, federal judges and leaders of social and human rights organizations.
Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti has reaffirmed justices’ concern over drug-trafficking trends in Argentina, calling for a rapid response by all three branches of power to tackle a social scourge, he had already warned, is "doing a lot of harm."
A group of bondholders that entered the restructuring of Argentine debt in 2005 and 2010 have presented their own appeal before the US Supreme Court, in the case involving the so-called 'vulture funds'.
The president urged the members of the Council of Magistrates – a key judicial body that appoints and removes judges -, to “make their best” so that judicial officials don’t’ remain in office ‘in eternum.’
The US Supreme Court today ruled for British company BG Group Plc in its effort to reinstate a $185.3 million arbitration award against Argentina that a US appeals court threw out.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that Daimler AG cannot be sued in California over human rights allegations in a decision that is a boost for multinational companies facing lawsuits alleging misconduct abroad. The German-based automaker faced allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970s.
The Supreme Court of Justice ordered the National Government to include the television station Canal 13 in its official advertising deals, and warned that “the violation of a judiciary sentence would constitute a threat to the division of powers”.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today expressed "concern” about the Supreme Court’s ruling which yesterday ordered the government to restore advertising to Clarín Group’s Channel 13.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich met today with all 7 members of Argentina’s Supreme Court. Although the head of ministers had expressed his hopes to discuss the wave of lootings that spread across the country over the past days, the focus of the meeting was the improvement of judicial proceedings.
The Supreme Court today approved a 5 percent hike in salaries of judicial employees. The wage hike will be effective for every category, according to a communiqué released today by the Supreme Court.
Tucumán’s Supreme Court has overturned the ruling which cleared 13 suspects of involvement in the disappearance of Marita Verón, and sent 10 of those accused in the human trafficking case back to be sentenced for the crimes.
Outgoing Santiago del Estero governor Gerardo Zamora stated that he would let the results from today's gubernatorial election speak for themselves, as the politician refused to answer questions about the Supreme Court ruling that denied him the chance to run for a third term.
During a press conference in the Government House, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich assured that the Government “did not received any formal request for an audience” by the Supreme Court magistrates, and warned of an “interference in the executive.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed today he has received an “official note” from the Supreme Court Secretary to set a meeting with the members of Argentina’s top tribunal. Renewing his criticism of the first formal request he received yesterday when he was summoned before the SC, the head of ministers called to respect “constitutional channels.”
Amid increasing criticism by the opposition questioning the Supreme Court’s decision to rule the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law, Radical Party MP Ernesto Sanz accused the government of seeking to “build a state-run monopoly."
The Justice and Human Rights Minister responded to the Supreme Court’s resolution urging the government to fight drug-trafficking in Argentina’s Northern provinces. In reply, Alak urged the Council of Magistrates to appoint officials in posts that remain vacant in order to meet the Court’s expectations.
As drug-trafficking continues to spark a strong political debate, Security Secretary Sergio Berni responded to the Supreme Court’s resolution urging for further efforts in the fight against drug trade in Argentina's Northern provinces.
"One day you are good, the next day you are bad, one day you are a hero, the next day you are a traitor,” Supreme Court justice Raúl Zaffaroni today hit back at opposition leaders and defended the ruling which declared the Broadcast Media Law constitutional.
Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti has admitted that imposing the Media Law that last week was declared constitutional could still pose problems, while denying that he spoke on the subject with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Facing opposition MPs' decision to impeach Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti over alleged meetings with state secretary Carlos Zaninni, all members of Argentina’s maximum tribunal have released a statement ratifying their full support for the judge.
AFSCA media watchdog chief Martín Sabbatella urged the Clarín media group to comply with the Supreme Court’s verdict that yesterday declared the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law.
PRO party lawmaker Federico Pinedo joined the chorus of condemnation by some opposition leaders saying yesterday’s sentence over the media law is “incomprehensible.” Pinedo assured he will be showing in court to demand the law not to be applied.
Though still recovering at the Olivos presidential residency from a head surgery she underwent earlier this month, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “reads and knows everything” about the current state of things in the country, governor of the Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri said today.
The head of the AFSCA media watchdog Martín Sabatella today stated that the deadline for implementation of the media law "have expired", explaining that the agency will order the Clarín media group to "adapt" to the measure which has already come into effect.
The media group Clarín published a statement few hours after the Supreme Court ruling over the Media Law, expressing “respect for the ruling” and considering future legal steps, like appealing to the international courts.
Head of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti responded to opposition criticism denouncing an alleged “pact” with the government to secure the constitutionality sentence over the Broadcast Media Law. The maximum tribunal upholds same “historic concepts” it has defended over the past 10 years regarding property rights and freedom of expression, the judicial assured.
One of the first Kirchnerite voices to refer to the Supreme Court’s ruling was BA province governor. “It is the definitive and correct decision over a pending issue,” a concise Daniel Scioli said after leading a rally in the provincial district of Ingenierio Budge.
Buenos Aires province deputy governor and ex-AFSCA media watchdog chief Gabriel Mariotto said he was “moved” by the Supreme Court ruling declaring the constitutionality of the media law, which he considered “the mother of all battles.”
New York judge Thomas Griesa has once more ruled against Argentina in the nation's battle with the vulture funds, determining that the jurisdiction of the bonds that entered the debt swaps of 2005 and 2010 cannot be changed.
The US Supreme Court declined to hear a preliminary appeal filed by Argentina against hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.
The Supreme Court confirmed that Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral will define the legality of the agreement between Argentina and Iran pledging cooperation on investigating the AMIA bombing, signed last January and approved in Congress a month later.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has confirmed that Argentina will honour its obligations to so-called 'vulture funds' and pay debts, if the United States Supreme Court rules against the country in the ongoing legal struggle.
The US Supreme Court analysed the list of cases that could be discussed from the start of the new session beginning October 7, among which is a high-profile appeal by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino met in New York with Inter American Development Bank authorities, and will visit the Cleary, Gottlib, Steen and Hamilton law firm, which represents Argentina in its billonaire dispute against the so called “vulture funds.”
By Mempo GiardinelliFor many people Argentina’s big problem today is an ideological polarization which, they think, prevails everywhere in a confrontation which does not do anybody any good.
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.
Head of the Buenos Aires province Supreme Court Héctor Negri was received by Pope Francis less than three weeks ago at the Vatican. Today he rejected versions alluding he had discussed the legal situation of priest Julio César Grassi with the pontiff.
President Cristina Kirchner has strongly criticised the decision of the New York Appeals Court to rule in favour of the group of creditors known as Vulture Funds, stating that the judgement "ignores the agreement we have reached with 93 percent of bond-holders."
Former Central Bank president Aldo Pignanelli has criticised opponents of a third debt swap proposed by head of state Cristina Kirchner, pointing out that it was a subject that "transcended" politics and dismissing those against the plan as "traitors against the nation".
The Supreme Court has concluded the Media Law public hearing with representatives of the State and Clarín Group today. At the moment everything is supposed to be ready for the final decision on constitutionality of the Law passed in October 2009. However, the date for the ruling hasn’t been set yet.
Hedge funds celebrated the decision by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, denying the payment strategy presented by the national Government to cancel an unpaid debt from 2001.
President Cristina de Kirchner has announced that a new law will be sent to Congress in order to reopen debt swaps for a third time, in the hope of convincing the 7 percent of creditors who refused in 2005 and 2010 to restructure their bond holdings.
Businesses and individuals who currently hold bonds obtained in Argentina's debt swaps face the prospect of their payment sites being changed, if a new project announced by president Cristina Kirchner passes through Congress.
The Supreme Court has called for a meeting with officials from the AFIP tax bureau following versions that allege the agency run by Ricardo Echegaray is conducting an investigation on the head of the Maximum Tribunal Ricardo Lorenzetti and his son.
The Supreme Court today submitted the Media Law investigation files to Kirchnerite Attorney-General Alejandra Gils Carbó for her to give her judgment before the Court issues a final ruling.
According to reports revealed today by official news agency Télam, the French government will back Argentina in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors.
Cordoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota said in reaction to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's speech in his province's capital, and assured that the administration is seeking a constitutional reform “before 2015”.
Argentina has taken its legal battle with "holdout" creditors to the US Supreme Court, asking that body to overturn a lower court ruling in a case whose outcome could push the country into default.
The AFIP tax bureau rejected media versions alleging to an investigation on Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti and his sons.
The political opposition is celebrating the ruling of the Supreme Court who said that the Council of Magistrates reform is unconstitutional and suspended the members’ election up for the popular vote in the next election.
The CFK administration will comply with the Supreme Court’s decision to declare the unconstitutionality of the Council of Magistrates’ reform but the government will not remain “quiet” till the Council’s members “are elected by popular vote,” Senator Aníbal Fernández affirmed. “Not a serious ruling”, he considered.
The challenge is to democratize the only branch of the state which people have no right to vote for, Justice Minister Julio Alak said regarding the judicial setback against the government-sponsored justice reform. “We expected a more democratic ruling,” he insisted.
Another chapter in the conflict between Fernández de Kirchner administration and the Clarín Group was reopened today when the Federal Civil and Commercial Court announced the admission of the extraordinary file request, presented by the National Government and the AFSCA institution.
The head of the Victory Front caucus in the Senate Miguel Ángel Pichetto said “The [Supreme] Court is not above other branches of power, therefore it should exercise its role with prudence and responsibility” at an event organized by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights yesterday in the province of Neuquén.
"The Supreme Court ruling about the popular election of magistrates is an offense to the Argentine people”, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling against the Council of Magistrates reform.
Supreme Court Judge Carlos Fayt responded to President CFK who considered him “the almost centennial member of the Court" yesterday. “Actions are sacred, comments are free,” Fayt said.
Immediately after Judge María Servini de Cubría declared the Magistrates Council reform unconstitutional, the national government confirmed it would file a "per saltum" plea to be received and analyzed by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Justice accepted a Per Saltum request filed by the National Government regarding the Council of Magistrates and the popular election of magistrates reform. Justices are going urgently consider the case in order to reach a resolution on the matter soon.
The Supreme Court of Justice called a cassation court for celerity in the ruling over a presentation by ex AMIA judge Juan José Galeano that the maximum tribunal considers is holding up the trial over cover-up allegations in the AMIA 1994 atatck.
The Supreme Court received the first per saltum legal request, which hopes they will rule on the judicial reform approved by Congress last week.
The president of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti today assured justices will rule “immediately” over numerous injunctions filed against the government-fueled Magistrates Council reform.
The Supreme Court announced it was “unanimous decision” to send a letter to the Lower house signed by its president Ricardo Lorenzetti yesterday. The letter stressed that some of the justice reform bills would lead to the true “weakness” of the Supreme Court.
The kirchnerite caucus passed the Council Magistrates bill in the so-called "democratisation of the justice system" at a Senatorial joint commissions meeting. The bill will be signed into law on May 8.
"Public policies must be implemented thinking about future generations, instead of the upcoming elections," the president of the Supreme Court warned.
Former president of Argentina Carlos Saúl Menem has appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice the sentence that convicted him of smuggling arms to Croatia and Ecuador during the 90’s.
The president of the Supreme Court, Judge Ricardo Lorenzetti, came on stage and considered that the Judicial reform proposed by the national government is a matter that must be discussed by congressmen but it was the result of the consensus with the Judiciary.
Head of the Magistrates and Officials Association of the National Justice Luis Cabral warned that the justice reform “will empty the Supreme Court as the maximum authority of the Judicial power and turn it into a system of bureaucracy dependent of the ruling government.”
Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli inaugurated the legislative year at the provincial Congress, where he criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri by assuring that "by burrying garbage in the Province, anyone can have a 'Green City'."
In a tough message to Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó, the Supreme Court affirmed that the 1996 decree that exempts judges’ salaries from income taxes does not reach the Public Prosecution and the Advocate General Office.
In a new row with the Supreme Court, Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó today stressed that the Article 114 of the Constitution allows the funds of the Judiciary Power to be run by the Council of Magistrates and that the SC “does not respect” the Constitution “when it comes to money”.
City Mayor Mauricio Macri admitted today that he was “happy” with the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the national government’s appeal via the per saltum legal mechanism against the extension of the Clarín Group’s injunction to comply with the Media Law.
Justice Minister Julio Alak announced the national government has filed a “per saltum” legal request to put an end to the constitutionality discrepancies raised over the Media Law’s divestment articles. The court now must decide whether to admit the appeal and, where appropriate, the merits.
Pro-government lawmaker Carlos Kunkel called on the head of the Supreme Court of Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, to “clear up” whether or not he had presidential aspirations in a radio interview today.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri signed the veto of the non-punishable abortion law that had been approved a month ago by the Legislature, stating that "it has prescriptions that exceed the guidelines set by the National Supreme Court of Justice."
Lawmakers in the Lower House of Congress approved ‘per saltum’ bill in a special session, with 135 votes in favour and 95 against the measure, will allow the Supreme Court to pass laws without going through the full legal process.
The Supreme Court today held an emergency meeting to analyse the government’s ‘per saltum’ plea that sought to get the annulment of a ruling which yesterday extended an injunction placed by Clarín media group on Article 161 of the Media Law.
The National Supreme Court of Justice authorized the practice of the non-punishable abortion, "disregarding" the resolution that had suspended it at first.
The president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Ricardo Lorenzetti, was reelected and will continue at his post for another term.
Amid the increasing tension between the Government, the opposition and the judiciary branch, vice-president of the Supreme Court, Elena Highton de Nolasco assured that the high court cannot intervene in the conflict over the Magistrates Council and the appointment of judges.
The Supreme Court of Justice ruled that a cautionary measure filed by Clarín media group, which suspended article 161 of law 26,522 -aka Media Law- will expire on December 7th, and clarified that the cautionary measures cannot substitute a long term solution.
Writer, lawyer, journalist and diplomat Héctor Tizón, author of more than 20 novels, died at 82 in Jujuy province, his family reported.
Carlos Carrascosa, a businessman convicted and sentenced to life for murdering his wife María Marta García Belsunce in 2002, requested his acquittal to the National Supreme Court.
The Head of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lorenzetti, sent a clear message to politicians during the opening speech for the Judicial year. Based on the repercussions triggered after the Once Central Station train crash, the Justice said: “It’s not good for society to see political leaders fighting each other. Instead, we should witness a serious institutional dialogue.”
Mendoza governor Francisco Pérez assured today that the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion shall not be valid in his province and that women who got pregnant as a result of rape and want to abort will still need a court permit to do so.
Justice Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni today commented on the polemic subway transfer dispute between the National and City governments, maintaining that he was still in favour of the matter being resolved in the Supreme Court, but further disclosed that other justices of the federal entity were against the measure.
Callejeros rock band's lawyer Manuel Gutiérrez, announced that he will appeal the ruling which held the musicians criminally responsible for the Cromañón fire, finding them guilty of negligence, insisting that the band will take the case to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni warned that he could be “target of a new defamation” within “the next days” and added that he suspects that he will be “blamed of making maneuvers regarding funds" in this “press operation.”
The Supreme Court rejected a French request to extradite former navy captain Alfredo Astiz, who was convicted in absentia in Europe for killing two French nuns during the 1976-1983 "Dirty War."
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has granted a request from Idaho officials and temporarily blocked the planned start of gay marriages in that state after a regional federal appeals court's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
A county clerk in Idaho began issuing the state's first marriage licenses to gay couples today, after the US Supreme Court lifted a temporary hold it imposed days earlier, capping a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America.
The high court granted a request filed by abortion rights groups in the southern state that puts on hold parts of a federal appeals court decision that had allowed the law to go into effect.
The US Supreme Court ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
The US Supreme Court has stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.
The US Supreme Court today declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously forbidden.
The US Supreme Court today took no action on whether it should hear an appeal filed by Argentina over its battle with hedge funds that refused to take part in two debt restructurings that sprang from the country's 2002 default.
The New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously ruled to allow same-sex marriage statewide, ending a patchwork arrangement in which some counties permitted gay nuptials while others prohibited them.
The US Supreme Court on Monday halted same-sex marriages in Utah - permitted for less than three weeks - while the state appeals a lower-court ruling legalizing them, as the justices again left their imprint on the debate over gay nuptials.
The US Supreme Court struck down a central portion of a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.
Italy's supreme court today upheld a jail sentence against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition government into crisis.
Italy's centre right must push through justice reform or withdraw from the coalition government, Silvio Berlusconi told his People of Freedom (PDL) party after his conviction for tax fraud was upheld by the supreme court.
Staying out of the raging national debate over guns, the Supreme Court declined to weigh in on whether gun owners have a constitutional right to carry handguns outside the home.
The Supreme Court today struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who say it discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting.
In a major blow to civil rights activists, the Supreme Court today struck down an important part of a 48-year-old federal law designed to protect minority voters.
In President Barack Obama's latest act in support of gay rights, his administration will urge the US Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California, an administration official said today.
The US Supreme Court agreed today to weigh a Michigan law that bans affirmative action in public college admissions.
A majority of US Supreme Court justices indicated they could be inclined to strike down a law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, a move that would reflect the evolving nationwide sea change in attitudes to gay marriage.
The Republican-led US House of Representatives, on a near party-line vote of 2 44- 1 85, passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul of the US healthcare system.
The US Supreme Court today put off deciding whether to enter the legal fray over same-sex marriage - at least until Friday when it could agree to hear one of several pending appeals on the issue.
The US Supreme Court seized center stage in a historic social policy debate over same-sex marriage on Friday by agreeing to review the validity under the US.Constitution of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The US Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants today, rejecting the Obama administration's stance that only the U.S. government should enforce immigration laws in the United States.
The US Supreme Court rejected today an appeal presented by two vulture funds and confirmed a ruling of a New York’s Appeal court revoking a 100 million dollars embargo ordered by US Judge Thomas Griesa on Argentina’s Central Bank funds deposited at the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that students and employees with concealed weapon permits can carry handguns on University of Colorado campuses, overturning a ban by the school's regents.
A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading "no to racial profiling," marched through downtown Phoenix to urge the US Supreme Court to block Arizona's two-year-old crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Two big cases addressing marriage rights for gays and lesbians are on track to reach the US Supreme Court as soon as this year, keeping the focus on an issue President Barack Obama reignited with his endorsement this week.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that gun rights applied not just to federal laws, but to state and city laws as well. The court's rulings in the gun cases have been closely divided, by 5-4 votes and split along conservative and liberal lines.
A deal between Israel and Hamas to exchange hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was on course for Tuesday after Israel's highest court rejected petitions to block it.
US Supreme Court agreed to decide the fate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with an election-year ruling due by July on the healthcare system's biggest overhaul in nearly 50 years.
The Supreme Court ruled today for Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in history, saying class-action status for female employees seeking billions of dollars had been improperly granted.
The government cannot ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors as this would violate free-speech rights, the Supreme Court said in its first ruling in a video game case.
The US Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch request to halt the execution yesterady of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murdering a police officer in a high-profile death penalty case.
Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year prison ordeal that strained diplomatic ties.
Uruguay's Supreme Court said that a law allowing fresh investigations of dictatorship-era human rights crimes violates the constitution, a ruling that puts dozens of cases into doubt.
Venezuela asked Interpol to issue a notice for the arrest of a former Supreme Court justice who fled the country after he was removed from the bench for allegedly assisting a drug trafficker.
Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on charges of diverting public funds to buy political support for his leftist government when it came to power a decade ago.
Honduran lawmakers dismissed four Supreme Court judges who had declared unconstitutional a law designed to purge the country's police of corruption, deepening a conflict between the ruling party and the court.
Venezuela's Supreme Court blocked high-profile opposition challenger Leopoldo López on Monday from running against President Hugo Chávez in a 2012 vote despite an international ruling in his favour.
Brazil's Supreme Court voted to legalize abortions of severely brain-damaged fetuses, loosening the law in the world's biggest Catholic country and a region where the spread of evangelical denominations in recent decades has maintained fierce opposition to abortion rights.
A Venezuelan Supreme Court judge who was removed from his post last month for assisting a drug trafficker has accused President Hugo Chávez's leftist government of systematically manipulating the courts, including meddling in drug cases.
The Supreme Court ruled against Anna Nicole Smith's estate, bringing to an apparent end a long legal battle the former Playboy model, who died in 2007, had waged to get part of the fortune left by her late Texas oil baron husband.
The Supreme Court declined to review the murder conviction of legendary music producer Phil Spector, turning down an appeal by his attorney arguing his constitutional rights had been violated at his trial.