Loretta Ortiz, Fourth Minister to Join the Plenary of the Supreme Court, El Siglo de Torreón

The President of the Senate Board, Olga Sánchez Cordero, protested against Dr Loretta Ortiz, who will be the fourth woman to join the plenary of the Nation’s Supreme Court.

After a vote in plenary session, with 114 votes cast, 8 for Bernardo Bátiz, 9 for Verónica de Gyvés, 92 for Loretta Ortiz, 1 abstention and 4 four against.

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With the, Ortiz got a constitutional majority of 2/3 of the upper house. It was indicated to announce the Mexican President López Obrador and the Prime Minister Arturo Zaldívar.

Sánchez Cordero spent a few minutes celebrating the meeting and acknowledged her preparation and that she is a woman, “it’s a quantum leap.”

Who’s Loretta Ortiz?

Loretta Ortiz is a graduate of Escuela Libre de Derecho, with a PhD in Human Rights from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She currently works as an adviser to the federal judiciary and was a federal deputy from 2012 to 2015. This was the third time that President López Obrador proposed her as a candidate for Minister of the Supreme Court; the current Minister Yasmín Esquivel Mossa was elected for the first time; and the second time he lost to Margarita Ríos Farjat.


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