Who says there is no creativity in law?
CARACAS -- The government's position that until all public
officials were selected under the new Constitution, the Constitution
itself was not officially in force has led to at least one creative
legal ruling. Supreme Tribunal Chief Justice Ivan Rincon used this
loophole to declare himself eligible for reappointment despite lacking
the Ph.D. the Constitution requires for the post. He reasoned that
because he made his ruling before the Constitution took effect, the
requirement did not apply until after he takes office.