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Who is Esteban Furnari, the judge who closed the schools again and was appointed by Néstor Kirchner and Carlos Zannini


45 years old, he was elected as a magistrate in 2007 after a controversial contest. The current Treasury Attorney, who now came to him, was then the Secretary of Legal and Technical.

Bernardo Vazquez

04/20/2021 8:18 PM

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 04/20/2021 9:02 PM

Head of the federal court in Federal Administrative Litigation number 2,

Esteban Furnari

made the decision to authorize the DNU signed by the national government in which he suspended face-to-face classes and reversed the resolution of the Buenos Aires Justice, which on Sunday night had enabled the dictation in the classrooms of the City of Buenos Aires.


is 45 years old, he is a lawyer graduated from the UBA

and took his first steps in the Federal Administrative Litigation Justice since 2000 being prosecutor and secretary of Chamber V of the Chamber until he became a judge of that jurisdiction in 2007,

in the end of the presidency of Néstor Kirchner

, when the Secretary of Legal and Technical was Carlos Zannini, current Treasury attorney and who filed the lawsuit before the federal administrative contentious jurisdiction seeking to deactivate the Buenos Aires ruling and awaiting a resolution from the Court.

His appointment, at that time, led to controversy in court.

since Furnari did not integrate the original shortlist to cover the court in which he was finally appointed, but occupied an interim payroll.

From the Chamber, the names of Pablo Carossino, Hernán Gerding and Macarena Marra had been raised to the Council of the Magistracy as candidates to fill the vacancy left by

the influential Sergio Fernández

when he was promoted to chambermaid.

Already in the Council, where Furnari had the backing of the then deputy K

Diana Conti

, it was decided to elect him as judge, even coming from that alternative list. 

Furnari is pointed out as a

judge trusted by Sergio Fernández

, who in Justice is referred to as a judge close to Kirchnerism, like his brother Javier, auditor general and repeatedly accused by the opposition as the judicial operator of Kirchnerism within Courts.

Valued for his academic profile by other of his colleagues, some of

Furnari's most momentous failures in recent years

, however, were

against the interests of Kirchnerism


For instance, it decided in 2013 to stop the so-called reform for the

democratization of Justice

, promoted by Cristina Kirchner, and which later completely deactivated the Supreme Court.

In 2017, meanwhile, it was he who decided in the first instance that those judges who were appointed as of that year will begin to pay the

Income Tax

like the rest of society, a measure that was also later confirmed by the highest court. 

Before, in 2016, from his court the

decision to intervene Oil Combustibles

, the company of businessman K Cristóbal López, which owed $ 8,000 million to the AFIP at that time.

Previously, in 2008 and just assumed,

Furnari had determined the intervention of Aerolineas Argentinas

, shortly before the government of Cristina Kirchner decided on its nationalization.

Source: clarin

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