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 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."
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.
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.