By KELIN DILLON
The controversial law extending the term of Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) President Arturo Zaldívar by three years, known as the Zaldívar Law, was published into effect on Monday, June 7, just one day after the biggest elections in Mexico’s history.
The amendments to the Organic Law of the Judicial Power of the Federation and the Judicial Career Law of the Judicial Power of the Federation were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) with signatures from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and Secretary of the Interior Olga Sánchez Cordero.
Opposition from the Chamber of Deputies, including members of the conservation National Action Party (PAN) and centralist Institutional Revolution Party (PRI), announced its preparation to present an appeal to the SCJN on the law’s unconstitutionality, having a 30-day window to do so.
“We will once again have our table to analyze the law’s impacts on the judiciary and the opposition will be very ready to present the unconstitutionality action,” said Citizen’s Movement Deputy Martha Tagle.
“At least 166 deputies and deputies are required to sign for the appeal; all the opposition deputies are currently working on collecting signatures,” she said.
“Without a doubt we are ready to present the appeal in a timely manner now that the reform to the judiciary has been published.”