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SCJN Discusses Reply Rights Law

Tomorrow the analysis of the action for the right to reply will continue
By The News · 08 of November 2016 15:56:41
Ministers Margrita Beatriz Luna Ramos, José Ramón Cossío Díaz and Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena in a SCJN session, No available, photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel

The Supreme Court of the Nation (SCJN) declared that the Reply Rights Law, promoted by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) and the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), might be unconstitutional.

The case concerned the actions 122/2015, 124/2015 and 125/2015.

These parties and the CNDH demand the invalidation of various articles of the Regulatory Law of Article 6, first paragraph, of the Constitution regarding the right of reply, published in the Official Gazette on November 4, 2015.

The SCJN determined that political institutes were entitled to declare these articles as unconstitutional; although the CNDH does not regulate electoral processes, its provisions are applicable to parties, candidates and candidates registered to the corresponding electoral bodies.

These issues should be considered electoral, as the right of reply is important to those who seek a political position.

Tomorrow, once the public session in which the Court has selected five candidates for the position of Federal Judicial Counselor to participate in a second round, the analysis of the actions in question will continue.