Venezuelan Supreme Court Blocks Parliamentary Motion to Remove Justices
venezuelanalysis.com | 20 July, 2016
Philadelphia, July 20, 2016 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) struck down Tuesday a parliamentary commission seeking to unseat the high court’s 13 justices over alleged constitutional violations.
Last week, a special commission created by opposition-led National Assembly (AN) released a report alleging that the 13 justices of the TSJ were named in an unconstitutional manner, concluding that three members of the court were unfit for their positions.
In its decision, the TSJ fired back that the December 23, 2015 session of the outgoing socialist-majority parliament appointing the 13 justices is “totally valid”, dismissing the AN commission as “illegitimate and constitutionally non-existent”. Read More »