“Eric Dupond-Moretti's text is useful, it is ready, it is normal that it is on the agenda.
This is the government's explanation.
This Wednesday, the bill "for confidence in the judicial institution" thus arrives on the table of the Council of Ministers.
Its ambition: to authorize the televised broadcasting of trials, to regulate the time limit for preliminary investigations, to better define pre-trial detention, to strengthen professional secrecy, to modify the composition of assize courts, etc.
"This is an essential project for us," says LREM deputy and first quaestor Florian Bachelier.
It puts justice at the heart of the majority's vision.
A more legible, more efficient, closer justice.
And justice, it is also the restoration of the republican authority, determining condition of the life in Nation ”.
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The text arrives in Parliament in May.
For the former tenor of the bar, forced to remain under the radar for months because of the health crisis, this schedule is a relief.
His text could have been part, like many others, of the sacrifices of the Covid ... With the epidemic, many reforms have fallen by the wayside.
Like the law on the great age of Minister Brigitte Bourguignon.
"Developing antibodies against populist discourse"
“There was a political arbitration in favor of Eric Dupond-Moretti, decrypts a government source.
It was necessary to show that the regal remains a priority ”.
And to add: "No government has put so many resources or recruited so many in the police and justice.
And yet, insecurity remains a major concern of the French.
We must therefore continue to be offensive and show that we have not moved on.
“For Emmanuel Macron, it is also an opportunity to bring back to light a media personality.
"Over the months, Macron has learned that civil society ministers can leave with a bang, à la Hulot, if they do not have the means to carry out the policies for which they left their previous life", slips a macronist.
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The Head of State is counting on “acquittator” to cross swords with Marine Le Pen by 2022. “This text should allow the development of antibodies against populist speeches, insists an adviser to the Minister of Justice.
When the French are used to seeing trials on television, they will understand the difficulty of the judgment.
They will turn away from those who caricature justice with simplistic speeches.
Parallel to the justice reform, another bill was drafted in extremis: the “4D” law on decentralization.
After being put away in the cupboards, it will finally be on the menu of the Council of Ministers of May 12 and will pass to the Senate in July.
A reform dear to the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Jacqueline Gourault (MoDem).
A faithful among the faithful of François Bayrou.