A legislative initiative of independent and opposition deputies seeks to end a blatant privilege: that the sentences in cases in which the Supreme Court of Justice processes a deputy be approved by a simple majority and not by a qualified majority, as was the recent case of the Deputy Arquesio Arias (PRD). These are clearly perks that seek that justice does not reach them. Regardless of the crime with which they are accused or the damage attributed, these people have allies in the Supreme Court of Justice who, without hesitation, consider impunity more important than justice. And although the legislative claim seeks to reverse an unacceptable privilege - which is coupled with the fact that the deputies are not subject to ordinary justice - it is unlikely that it will have the necessary support to be approved. We just have to remember that the first priority of the deputies is themselves, and reforming the law in that sense means giving up a jurisdiction. But therein lies the challenge: they have the opportunity to show that they are not interested in privilege; that we are wrong about their priorities; that they are really willing to be equal to the ordinary citizen in criminal matters. Give it a try! LA PRENSA, Apr. 21
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