BIG STORY – During ten days of hearing, where the judicial institution was torn apart, the Minister of Justice confronted his past with the judiciary and staked his political future.
“The trial of (s)his life», Qualified Éric Dupond-Moretti. That of the Minister of Justice, a former strong head of the bar, simply also that of a man in a courtroom. His therefore, but also a trial which exceeds him. There is no doubt that his past use of freedom of expression vis-à-vis a judiciary that he so mortified made him the chemically pure element to catalyze the divide between political power and judicial authority.
These ten days of hearing before the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) – with symbolic elections which mix professional magistrates and political judges – were also and above all one of these very rare and brutal confrontations between these two entities who have maintained since the dawn of time a struggle that has exhausted all possible intensities.
The consequences of the judgment that will be pronounced go beyond the man, caught up in issues much greater than him. Both the defense and the prosecution insisted: “It’s about balance…
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