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November 23rd, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) Dozens of judicial employees, judges, magistrates, and private citizens gathered together yesterday in front of the Judicial Supreme Court for a march towards the Legislative Assembly with the slogan “Political hands out of the judicial administration.” The groups say they are protesting against the “intent of different political and government sectors to put pressure on the administrators of justice.”
The controversy comes as the result of the vote to block the re-election of the magistrate Fernando Cruz.
The President of the Court, Luis Paulino Mora, and the President of the Constitutional Court, Ana Virginia Calzada, as well as several magistrates and legislators Martin Monestel and Rita Chaves, joined the march.
The president of the Constitutional Court, Ana Virginia Calzada said that several legislators have begun threatening to replace other magistrates.
The march was peaceful, and no incidents occurred during the march that stretched 300 meters between the buildings of the Assembly and the Court.
The march began at 9am and ended at noon, as scheduled.
The protestors, like many others, are awaiting a final decision from the Constitutional court, which will make the final determination of Fernando Cruz’s fate.