Mariano Azuela Güitrón

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Mariano Azuela Güitrón

Mariano Azuela Güitrón (b. April 1, 1936 in Mexico City) is a Mexican jurist who was a member of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) from 1983 to 2009 and served as its President (Chief Justice) from 2003 to 2007.[1][2][3][4]

Personal life and education[edit]

Azuela Güitrón is the son of Mariano Azuela Rivera – who also served as a Minister of the Supreme Court (Associate Justice) – and María de los Dolores Güitrón Machaen; he is also the grandson of Mariano Azuela González, a prominent novelist of the Mexican Revolutionary period. He is married to Consuelo Bohigas Lomelín. Azuela graduated with a bachelor's degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1959.

Judicial career[edit]

Azuela Güitrón served as magistrate (1971 – 1983) and president (1981) of the Fiscal Tribunal of the Federation. He was a long-serving member of the faculty at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City, which he joined in 1963.

In 1983 he joined the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) and from January 2003 to January 2006 he served as its President (Chief Justice).

Legal offices
Preceded by
Genaro David Góngora Pimentel
President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation
January 2, 2003—Jan 1, 2007
Succeeded by
Guillermo Iberio Ortiz Mayagoitia


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