Thomas Griesa

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    Former Constitutional Law Professor Gets Lecture On Separation Of Powers From Argentina

    It is apparently inconceivable to the Argentine political mind that there are things that a presidente cannot do, and so another senior member of Cristina Kirchner’s government has asked Barack Obama to dig around in his secret bag of executive tricks and rid them of that meddlesome magistrate, U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa.

    / Aug 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM
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    Judge Tells Argentina To Say It To His Face

    Argentina has been pretty chatty since it defaulted rather than pay Paul Singer last week. Of course, the uniquely recalcitrant debtor insists that it has not defaulted. But it has also lobbed a few bombs in the direction of the judge overseeing its case, the mediator he appointed and the President of the United States, […]

    / Aug 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM
  • File photo of Axel Kicillof, then Argentina's deputy economy minister, speaking during a news conference in Buenos Aires

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    Somebody Get Axel Kicillof An American Civics Textbook

    That way, the next time the Argentine economy minister/negotiator extraordinaire gets huffy about why Barack Obama doesn’t just fire U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa, or take a page from a previous Argentine regime and make him disappear or something, he can just look “separation of powers” up in the index and turn to the relevant […]

    / Aug 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM
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    Argentina Ready To Solve This Thing If You’ll Just Give It Everything It Wants

    We’re about five-and-a-half days from Argentina’s second default in 13 years, and two days into the “continuous” “negotiations” ordered by a federal judge. So how are things going? Towards that default, obviously.

    / Jul 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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    BNY Mellon Could Really Use Some Pointers On What To Do With This $539 Million

    Argentina doesn’t want it back, and the bank would rather not be (a) held in contempt of court or (b) sued by the people who Argentina says the money now belongs to. So it’s going to ask the judge who put it in this situation to expand on his rather glib suggestion that “the money […]

    / Jul 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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    (Technical) Default Watch ’14: Argentina

    Today’s the big day for the uniquely recalcitrant debtor’s second big D in 13 years, now that its least favorite jurist has reiterated once again that, its best efforts not withstanding, it isn’t allowed to pay only the creditors it wants to pay while piously promising to “meet its obligations, pay off its debts and honor […]

    / Jun 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

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