No More Moonlighting For Judges

The possibility of judicial officials to request leave with pay as international consultants or administrative practice with universities ended Monday with the decision they can no longer hold a second job.

The Supreme Court barred any official, including judges from any external work. No more moonlighting.

Judges may use less than five hours of work time for these reasons now.

One of the judges more clear on this point is Oscar Gonzalez, who said the order is clear.

Although these permits are to authorize work of the High Judicial Council, the Court decided today they are prepared to settle cases.

The controversy arose when a senior judicial official was appointed dean of a university faculty.

The Court, at the request of Judge Doris Arias, requested a report on permits for authorized consultants in the last two years.

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