Is there a pact between minister Aguilar and Anaya?

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Is there a pact between minister Aguilar and Anaya?
The project has been rejected three times but Aguilar insists on it - Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 20/11/2019 11:17 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 11:20
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Is there a pact between minister Aguilar and Anaya?

The Supreme Court minister Luis María Aguilar was bashed when he presented a project that would benefit former presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya in a case against EL UNIVERSAL. The majority of the ministers defended the right to free speech and almost all of them were against Aguilar's proposal. Once the 10 ministers were ready to vote the project, minister Aguilar requested to make a few changes to his project and perhaps next year, it might be discussed once again. Luis María Aguila didn't reveal if he would modify the core of his project, nevertheless, we've been told that he still plans to favor Ricardo Anaya even when the majority of the ministers don't approve his resolution. This is the third time he has attempted to propose a project in favor of Anaya. Is there an unspeakable pact between minister Aguilar and Anaya?

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