Luis Fishman files appeal with Sala IV over Supreme Court magistrate

Luis Fishman

November 19th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) As promised, legislator Luis Fishman filed an appeal for legal intervention on grounds of “violation of rights and liberties,” and “unconstitutional action,” against the decision of his fellow legislators to vote against the re-election of magistrate Fernando Cruz.

 

Fishman arrived at Sala IV on Saturday at 9:25am along with the PAC legislator, Carmen Munoz, in hopes of revoking the decision of 38 legislators that led to Cruz’s ouster.  Fishman and Munoz want to see the magistrate maintain his position for another 8-year term.

 

Luis Fishman said he was confident that the Court would side with him, “because the Legislative Assembly committed an illegal act.”

 

On Friday, independent lawyers filed the first appeal for legal action.

 

The government’s Judicial Branch, lead by the General District Attorney, has called for a march on November 22nd to protest the legislators’ decision.

 

Meanwhile, as happens every Monday, the Supreme Court will have an “ordinary session” with its 22 magistrates.

 

However, today’s session won’t likely be very “ordinary,” as hundreds of judicial officials are expected to participate: district attorneys, judges, and public attorneys will be there to condemn the non-reelection of the magistrate. Those attending say they will be dressed in black, as a sign of protest for the decision.

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