Despite doubling of staff, Costa Rica’s judicial branch resolves far fewer cases than in 2000
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Despite doubling of staff, Costa Rica’s judicial branch resolves far fewer cases than in 2000

L. Arias - April 23, 2015

The number of cases resolved by Costa Rican courts has declined precipitously over the past 13 years despite a doubling of judicial staff over the same time period, according to…

Costa Rican lawmakers remove Supreme Court justice accused of rape
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Costa Rican lawmakers remove Supreme Court justice accused of rape

L. Arias - July 28, 2014

All 53 lawmakers present at a Monday session of the Legislative Assembly voted in favor of removing Supreme Court Justice Óscar González Camacho from the bench, just…

Legislative hearing on Supreme Court justice facing rape charges delayed until next week
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Legislative hearing on Supreme Court justice facing rape charges delayed until next week

L. Arias - July 23, 2014

A Legislative Assembly hearing to discuss the possible removal of Supreme Court Justice Óscar González Camacho of the court's Civil Chamber, or Sala I, was postponed until Monday. Assembly…

Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to evaluate appointment of Lutheran bishop as presidency minister
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Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to evaluate appointment of Lutheran bishop as presidency minister

L. Arias - May 13, 2014

Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Tuesday agreed to review the appointment of Melvin Jiménez Marín, a Lutheran bishop, as President…