The oldest Justice on the Argentine Supreme Court, Carlos Fayt, 97, on Tuesday presented his resignation, which will take effect on Dec. 11, after President Cristina Fernandez's successor is scheduled to take office, judicial officials said.
Argentine Justice Carlos Fayt showed himself publicly on Tuesday morning as he readied to attend the Supreme Court to participate of a meeting of the country's highest court with four sitting Justices, as they regularly do on Tuesdays.
Argentina's Supreme Court has signed an “extraordinary accord” confirming the re-election of Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti to the chair until 2019, in a meeting attended by Justice Carlos Fayt who has been the target of an ongoing attack from the administration of president Cristina Fernandez, which wants the 97 year judge impeached.
Argentina's 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.
Argentina's Lower Houe Impeachment Committee has a busy week ahead, with the agenda including a request to evaluate Supreme Court Justice Carlos Fayt’s 'psychophysical condition'. The committee will also treat impeachment requests against Prosecutor General Alejandra Gils Carbó, foreign minister Hector Timerman and vice-president Amado Boudou.
Some twenty private organizations representing commerce, agriculture and other activities openly supported in a Friday release Argentina's Supreme Court and Judiciary, rejecting what was described as hostile expressions from some government officials.
The Argentine government denied on Thursday it was 'persecuting' Supreme Court Justices but kept the pressure on by insisting the process to re-elect Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti was full of irregularities and members could have committed 'ideological falseness'.
Argentina's Justice Carlos Fayt, the oldest member of the Supreme Court (97) and questioned by the government of president Cristina Fernandez, which demands evidence of his health and mental conditions, has said through his lawyer, Jorge Rizzo that he is not concerned about a possible impeachment hearing raised against him, since 'he is used to this kind of attacks'.
In another chapter of the ongoing dispute between Argentine president Cristina Fernández and a non-submissive Judiciary, the country's Supreme Court issued a statement on Tuesday ratifying Ricardo Lorenzetti as Chief Justice for three more years starting in 2016, following versions that he was pushing to leave the SC on yet unclear moral fatigue grounds.
Amid high social and political expectations over the Argentine Supreme Court’s ruling to determine whether the controversial Broadcast Media Law is constitutional or not, a top judge said the decision is not expected to come before October’s mid term legislative elections.