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Court to Review Iraq War Support

THE Constitutional Chamber of theSupreme Court (Sala IV) on Thursday isexpected to begin a review of threemotions of unconstitutionality filedagainst President Abel Pacheco and hisadministration for the decision to supportthe U.S.-led invasion of Iraq last year, theJudicial Branch announced.The President has declined to commenton the motions, one filed by OmbudsmanJosé Manuel Echandi, another by lawyerLuis Roberto Zamora, and the other byDunia Chacón of the Costa Rican Lawyer’sAssociation (TT, June 18).All three will explain to a SupremeCourt justice next week how they believethe President violated the Constitution byallowing Costa Rica to be placed on theofficial White House list of the “Coalitionof the Willing” to invade Iraq.

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