After President Andrés Manuel López Obrador requested that the act of the judge who granted the suspension against the Law on the Electricity Industry be reviewed, an association of judges replied that his only commitment is to the Constitution.
«The only commitment of the National Association of Circuit Magistrates and District Judges of the PJF is to the Constitution and independence to ensure an effective rule of law,» the group said in a short position.
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The only commitment of the National Association of Circuit Magistrates and District Judges of the PJF is to the Constitution and independence to ensure an effective rule of law.
Posted by JUFED on Friday, March 12, 2021
The suspension granted on 11 March was requested by a company engaged in the production of solar energy, but was granted to all participants in the sector so as not to give competitive advantage to only one.
The judge stated that suspensions have been granted before with the same effect in other amparo trials in which regulations have been claimed to the government’s energy policy.
This morning, the representative said they will first go to the Supreme Court of Justice to respond to the protection and then to the PJF Judiciary.
«We are just publishing the reform and there goes the first protection (…) we want the Judiciary Judiciary to review the proceedings of these judges because it would be the height of the judiciary being in the service of individuals,» he said.
López Obrador said that judges granting such protections emerged in previous administrations, when foreign companies, such as Ibedrola, dominated the electricity industry, and therefore continue to benefit them.
He insisted that in the past six years, the federal government handed over contracts to these companies even though they were the only ones benefited and affected the Treasury.
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