Only it’s been eight days of his arrival to power, and is already served the first dispute between president Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the judges of the Supreme Court of Mexico (SCJN).

The president responded harshly this Saturday to the judges to say “you are wrong” and have not grasped “the new reality” that lives in the country, after learning that it was temporarily suspended one of its main campaign promises: that no officer earns more than the president.

“there can be No government, rich with poor people (…) should remove the portrait of Juarez, the Supreme Court, because Juarez said that the officer would have to learn to live in the fair to middling what, then, to have to Juárez there?” he asked.

Lopez Obrador said that he will be “respectful” with the decision taken by the highest court, but he challenged the ministers of the Supreme Court to rule in favor of his proposed austerity. “We’re going to be respectful of the article 127 of the Constitution which establishes that no officer can receive more than the president. We’re going to adjust to that and I think it will do the same to the Legislative Power,” he said in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where he attended the inauguration of the new governor of Chiapas.

After coming to power last December 1, the first law taken by the new Government was suspended Friday afternoon by the mexico supreme court. The minister of the Supreme Court of Justice Alberto Pérez Dayán ordered temporarily paralyze the implementation of the Federal Law on Compensation that sets a ceiling for the senior officers of 108,000 pesos per month ($5,300), the new salary of the president.

the opinion of The magistrate, which yet has to be discussed in the plenary of the court, is a setback for the plan of adjustment of Government expenditure and Brunette, facing the imminent parliamentary debate on the budgets –set for the next week– without the retaining wall that marked the boundary to the public salaries. The final ruling on the Tempobet constitutionality of the measure, could take up to six months.

The appeal was filed by a minority parliamentarian in the senate —Brunette dominates with an absolute majority of both houses— led by heavy weights of the PRI, as the former secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and BREAD as the former governor of Puebla Rafael Moreno Valle.

The opinion of the Supreme Court considers that there are reasons to assess a possible violation of article 127 of the Constitution, which establishes a payment for the public servers proportional to their charge and responsibility. It also acknowledges a possible conflict with article 94, which prohibits the salaries of the judges may be diminished during his tenure.

The austerity plan of the Administration, approved the express in September by the most of Brown, had been received by a strong wave of rejection by different stakeholders-public, in particular the judiciary. More than 2,000 employees of the judiciary —among them 600 judges— have promoted writ of amparo against a measure which they accuse of undermining its institutional autonomy. “The development of these processes is independent though parallel to the action of unconstitutionality that has led to the suspension of this Friday,” underscore judicial sources. The monthly salary —without adding extra entitlements— of ministers, of both the Supreme Court and of the Council of the Federal Judiciary exceeds 269.000 pesos per month, more than double the ceiling.

The coordinator of Brown in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, accused for its part, the Judiciary have led the resource itself approved this Friday: “The action of unconstitutionality against the law of Wages was drawn up, drafted and cabildeada by ministers of the supreme court. Judges and part. Does anyone doubt as resolved?”. The Government of Brown and his parliamentary majority has been met with the judicial power as the first great wall.

the pending resolution on the merits of the resource and of the wave of shelters, the government body of the judges prepares in parallel a truce to the confrontation. A general agreement of self-regulation in that they recognize some of the vices and debts that they have with the mexican society. They are willing to take a turn to your structure. But in and of themselves. Without the imposition of Legislative. The General Agreement of the Council of the Judiciary, in the hands of this journal, aims to promote the meritocracy, and to eradicate nepotism.