The institutional life of Mexico has suffered an alteration that modifies its constitutional status by the draft Law that reforms the judicial branch to extend the tenure of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 4 to 6 years. In this sense, an unprecedented event arises with the sum of legislative wills that agree with a qualified majority, assuming an unconstitutional position, since a transitory article is the basis for this amendment. Consequently, the constitutional hierarchy is violated, which causes the rupture of the constitutional order. This decision was adopted in the logic of the perverse game of power because the President pretends to subordinate, for political purposes, the administration of justice, under the logic of making the political and legal “coincide” with its self-proclaimed project 4th Transformation. This will be analyzed from the concept of “people”, an abstract category which is the justification that encourages the rupture of the constitutional order.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!