Mexico: Supreme Court to review case involving writer and former first lady
'On 4 June 2009, Mexico's Supreme Court (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación, SCJN) decided to admit for examination an appeal for constitutional relief brought forward by writer Olga Wornat. Wornat filed an appeal after a Federal District Superior Court (Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Distrito Federal, TSJDF) bench determined that she should pay 500, 000 pesos (approx. US$36, 000) in "moral damages" to former first lady Marta Sahagún for having published details about the annulment of Sahagún's previous marriage. The Supreme Court magistrates came to the conclusion that the positions being brought forward by those involved in the case could lead the SCJN to establish juridical standards on freedom of expression, information rights, and the rights of individuals to honour and privacy.'
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URL Link: http://www.ifex.org/mexico/2009/06/09/supreme_court_admits_appeal/
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