By: Guillermo CabanellasMarcelo Etchebarne
The Argentine Supreme Court has ruled in a case concerning the appointment and relocation of three federal judges and involving actions by the executive and legislative branches.

The decision is highly significant both from the legal and the political points of view. From a legal point of view, it reaffirms the independence of the judiciary, as required by the Argentine Federal Constitution, and demonstrates that the Supreme Court will maintain its vigilance over the enforcement of the constitutional principle of limitations on the removal of judges. From a political point of view, it indicates the will and capacity of Argentina’s Supreme Court, and of the judiciary in general, to confront political pressures and reassert its independence and its reserved jurisdictional sphere.

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