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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.
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Title Annotation:Venezuela Supreme Court justice uses a constitutional loophole to reappoint himself
Publication:America's Insider
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:3VENE
Date:Jan 4, 2001
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