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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Supreme Court of Argentina (Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación)

José Sebastián Elias

Subject(s):
Constitutional courts/supreme courts — Judiciary

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The Supreme Court of Argentina (Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación) is the highest court on all federal and constitutional matters and it sits at the apex of the Argentine Judiciary. It was established by the Constitution of 1853 ( Constitution of the Argentine Nation: 1 May 1853 (Arg) ), following the model of the Supreme Court of the United States (García-Mansilla and Ramírez Calvo (2008) 113–114). The Supreme Court has never been formally abolished or replaced by a different judicial body, despite several amendments to the Constitution, including two...
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