[JURIST] The Argentine Senate approved a bill Wednesday intended to democratize the judiciary, but critics believe that the reform may leave judges vulnerable to political influence. Under the new bill members of the Council of Magistrates, the board that appoints federal judges, will be elected. The reform [Buenos Aires Herald report], although backed by President Cristina Fernandez [official profile, in Spanish] and passed by both houses of congress, has been heavily criticized by those in the judiciary, with the National...

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