The Supreme Court of Justice prepares for what will be a year of great tension, both because of the definitions that it must take in cases that may have a great impact on the Government and because of conflicts with the Executive. Economic claims from San Luis, Santa Fe and the city of Buenos Aires for the co-participation await a resolution, update of retirements and proposals from the vice president Cristina Kirchner.
The highest court must decide on these disputes in a climate of great tension with the Government, especially due to the strong criticism of the vice president. In the balance that he made a year after the assumption of Alberto Fernandez, stated in a letter that “the Judicial Power, represented by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, the action of that power did nothing more than confirm that it was from there, from where it led and directed the process of Lawfare”.
Among the issues that the Court must resolve are that of the government of San Luis, which awaits a definition on a request for garnish funds nationals by $ 20.5 billion due to the non-payment of the debt due to the undue retraction of co-participation assets. Santa Fe also claims the cancellation of this debt, for between $ 75 and $ 100 billion. If there is a favorable ruling for the provinces, the judicial decision would generate a high impact in the national coffers.
The Court must also define the presentations of the Buenos Aires government to the cut of funds, what nation reduced from 3.5% to 1.4%. During the weekend, the Buenos Aires government announced that it will not attend the Casa Rosada call to define the resources that will be allocated to security in the Federal Capital, based on the law passed in the Senate on December 10 of last year .
The highest court must also define more than six resources presented by Vice President Cristina Kirchner in causes of high political tension such as bribery notebooks, memorandum with Iran and Hotesur-Los Sauces, among others. Criticism of the Supreme Court, the ex-president linked her with the Lawfare, which he defined as “mediatic-judicial articulation for persecute and imprison opponents ”.
The antecedents generate greater tension with the Government, since at the beginning of December the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the former vice president Amadou Boudou in the Ciccone case, for which he received a sentence of 5 years and 10 months in prison. Boudou questioned the Court because he considered that it confirmed the ruling “without deigning to read the file” and sent a message to the Government to change the judicial system. He stated that “the situation is serious and the remedy it has to be political ”, in dialogue with FM Futurock.