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Arturo Zaldívar resigns as Minister of Supreme Court

Mexico City, Mexico — Arturo Zaldívar, Minister of the Supreme Court of the Nation, has resigned from his position. On Tuesday, Zaldivar handed in his resignation to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador after 14 years of service.

In his letter of resignation, Zaldivar said he no longer had a place in the Supreme Court after having been President, and said he has different future objectives.

After 14 years as Minister of the Court and after having been president of the SCJN since January of 2023, Arturo Zaldívar said he hopes that President López Obrador accepts his resignation.

The resignation of Arturo Zaldívar comes at a turbulent time for the Judiciary, which is coming off a series of strikes due to approved reforms that include the elimination of 13 of 14 trusts for judicial employees.

“During these 14 years I promoted the most avant-garde criteria that constituted the new constitutional paradigm in the defense of the human rights of all people,” said Zaldívar when posting his resignation letter on social networks.

His letter of just five paragraphs expressed his desire to separate from his position and said his cycle in the Supreme Court has ended since he considers his contributions to consolidate a better country “have become marginal.”