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US News Dupond-Moretti, great critic of magistrates and justice in France, becomes Keeper of the Seals

00:30  07 july  2020
00:30  07 july  2020 Source:   lejdd.fr

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Éric Dupond - Moretti (born 20 April 1961) is a French criminal defence lawyer, famous for his record number of acquittals. On 6 July 2020 he became Minister of Justice in the government of Prime

Keeper of the Seals of France (Garde des sceaux de France ) was an office of the French monarchy under the Ancien Régime. Its principal function was to supplement or assist the Chancellor of France . Its successor office under the Republic is the Keeper of the Seals

La nomination d'Eric Dupond-Moretti comme ministre de la Justice a déclenché de nombreuses réactions, notamment celles de magistrats qui y voient © AFP

The appointment of Eric Dupond-Moretti as Minister of Justice has triggered many reactions, in particular those of magistrates who see it "a declaration of war". His statements against judges are numerous.

"In France, we must not have to do with justice." This award comes from Eric Dupond-Moretti, in 2015, during a program on France 2. Five years later, here he is Keeper of the Seals of the government of Jean Castex . Criminal lawyer, first in Lille and now in Paris in the firm Dupond-Moretti and Vey, he has a hard tooth against his adversaries during the trials: the magistrates of the seat as of the parquet floor, of which he becomes today the superior . "Justice, before being a virtue, is an administration, he explained in 2015. It has its qualities and its faults. You can have a bad lawyer, but you can change him. But to have a bad judge , you keep it. "

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He may find in his old words ideas for reform. Like suppressing the National School of Magistrates (ENM, in Bordeaux, which trains magistrates), which he had proposed in 2018 at the turn of a book. Students? "Kids", "necessarily in arrogance and certainty [.] We learn at the ENM that the lawyer is the enemy."

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We used the Covid-19 to authorize things that are prohibited and illegal

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It is not soft either with the policy pursued by the previous government of Emmanuel Macron. Prisons? "We are in occupancy rates which are unworthy of France, country of human rights", he rebelled before adding that "in terms of detention, we are just better placed than Moldova ", he explained last May on Europe 1 (which he was to join as a columnist at the start of the school year). Even the restrictions on liberties during the Covid-19 pandemic were open to criticism in his eyes: "We used the Covid-19 to authorize things that are prohibited and illegal", such as the lengthening of the detention period and convictions without trial beforehand.

Finally, Eric Dupont-Moretti recently filed a complaint. He is one of the lawyers whose fadettes (statements of communication on mobile phones) were peeled by investigators from the National Financial Prosecutor's Office. He then denounced "the Republic of judges". PNF, of which he is now the superior. The Elysée Palace announced Monday evening that it was withdrawing its complaint.

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