CDMX.- After the Chamber of Deputies approved in general and in particular the minute of the Organic Law of the Judicial Power which expands the presidency of Arturo Zaldívar in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), the minister shared his position on social media.

Zaldívar thanked legislators for their commitment in approving the regulatory laws for the Judicial Branch, as well as for the National Association of Circuit Magistrates and District Judges of the Judiciary of the Federation for their support in the elaboration and enrichment of the proposal.

He added that “at the last minute” a transitory article was included which extended his mandate as head of the SCJN by two years, “but the term of appointment as minister of the Court is not extended.”

“As clarified by the Federal Judicial Council (CJF), on the same day of the discussion and approval of the transitory by the Senate, in this collegiate body we do not participate in its preparation. Its inclusion and approval was the result of the exercise of the Legislative Power.

“Out of respect for the legislative procedure that was underway, I did not issue a personal statement on the matter. Now that the approval of the regulatory laws has ended, I will be attentive, first, to their publication and then to any legal action that may be presented before the SCJN, a body that, where appropriate, must analyze and resolve, any question of constitutionality.

“I will exercise the position of president of the SCJN and PJF for the period for which I was elected by my peers and I will be at the SCJN’s determination regarding the precept in question. I reiterate that I will continue to fulfill my commitment to justice that I have defended throughout my career.

“It is through the judgments that we judges must and we hope to be evaluated. I will also continue to defend the independence and autonomy of the PJF and of all federal judges and judges, both from criticism of the formal Power and the powers that be”, expressed Zaldívar.

“The approval of the new legislation gives life to a judicial reform of great significance and scope, the most important since 1994, which will allow a renewed and strengthened Judicial Power that fulfills the promise of reaching an expeditious justice that is closer to the people; that there is a better public defender’s office, and that the judges have objective mechanisms for its promotion, moving towards gender parity”, Said the presiding minister of the Court.

He stressed that the merits of this reform are indisputable “and the product of years of work and a broad consensus.”

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