Over the weekend I jumped on a bus in San Jose that drove three hours west to the beautiful rain forest park in the town of Manuel Antonio.
Yes, I saw monkeys!
The Unicameral Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa holds fifty-seven seats. Members are elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms.
Thanks to Olman Rodriguez Loaiza (my supervisor at the Constitutional Court) and Luis Paulino Mora (son of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court) I was lucky enough to get a pass to sit on the floor of the General Assembly.
Today I met Justice Gilbert Armijo Sancho -the new Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court.
Awesome man! He gave me a copy of his newest book.
Costa Rican General Assembly & Supreme Court
I attended a private dinner to celebrate Justice Fernando Cruz’s reelection. Every eight years Justices of Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court must be reelected by the General Assembly.
Do you know a judge who can play the accordion?