CARACAS, VENEZUELA (CNN) - A shadow body of Supreme Court judges was sworn in on Friday by Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, in direct challenge to the current magistrates in the high court.
The National Assembly decided to make the appointments because it claims the last round of appointments, in December 2015, should not be recognized. The assembly swore in the 33 judges at an open-air ceremony.
Less than an hour later, current Supreme Court judges held a press conference and warned against anyone posing as a Supreme Court judge. They said if anyone is caught doing that, he or she would be accused of treason.
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