OPINION: A cowardly Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Justice is kidnapped by vested interests, which have nothing to do with the correct administration of disputes and litigation in Panama. Yesterday, for example, a plenary session dominated by alternate magistrates demonstrated how willing the country's top arbiters are to submit, on their knees, the legal logic and institutional framework. The foolish insistence on committing a legal nonsense, as is the declinatory of the competition, and the even more absurd declaration of nullity of what was done by the magistrate Jerónimo Mejía, reveals the perfidious intentions hidden among the togas of the Palacio Gil Ponce. The entire country is hostage to legal insecurity, in the hands of magistrates who are willing to leave honor, integrity, and reason for unknown reasons, but which generate a repugnant suspicion. If their collusion is successful, the story will be in charge of putting them in their proper place. Today, the country dawns uneasily because we already know that we have an illegitimate and cowardly Supreme Court. They could do a favor to their true boss, the nation, and make their positions available since doing justice is a task that is obviously alien to them. -LA PRENSA, Dec. 7