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The Making of LawThe Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931$
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William Suarez-Potts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804775519

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804775519.001.0001

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The Supreme Court and Labor Law, 1917–1924

The Supreme Court and Labor Law, 1917–1924

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(p.147) Chapter 6 The Supreme Court and Labor Law, 1917–1924
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The Making of Law
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804775519.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the Mexican Supreme Court's adjudication of labor cases between 1917 and 1924 and argues that its political position, shaped by external factors, was affected more generally by its changing membership. However, it also notes how the Court's own decision making in an institutional context of litigation influenced the form and determination of its judgments. In other words, politics and law intertwined in the Court's decisions. The chapter also examines the process of nominating justices and the nature of the boards of conciliation and arbitration. It first looks at how Mexico's judiciary determined the constitutionality of state statutes. It shows that the actions of the boards at the time raised issues about the extent to which the state should regulate or structure industrial relations amid the emergence of strong labor movements and unions. The Supreme Court acknowledged, albeit belatedly, the boards' competency to preside over labor disputes, and this contributed further to the judicialization of industrial relations.

Keywords:   Supreme Court, Mexico, adjudication, justices, labor disputes, industrial relations, boards of conciliation and arbitration, politics, law

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