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Legal News
1 Jul 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] Thousands gathered across Spain on Tuesday to protest Spain's new public security law that went into effect on Wednesday. The Citizen Security Law [text, in Spanish], labeled as a "gag law" by protesters, sets fines for burning the national flag, protesting outside of parliament buildings, and distributing photographs of … [read more]


Legal News
9 Feb 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday convicted [press release, in Spanish] Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses, after a trial lasting less than one month [JURIST report]. The court announced in October that Garzon would stand … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2012
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The trial of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], accused of ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses, began on Tuesday before a seven-judge panel of the Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish]. The court announced in October that Garzon would stand trial on the charges after … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] announced Friday that Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] will stand trial on November 29 for ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses. Garzon was indicted [text, PDF, in Spanish; JURIST report] in April for ordering the placement of wiretaps in … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] on Monday issued an indictment [text, PDF, in Spanish] against National Court judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for his order to place illegal wiretaps in jailhouses for the purpose of recording conversations between inmates and their lawyers. Garzon's … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] Spanish National Court judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Thursday filed a petition [press release] with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website], challenging a case brought against him in Spain that alleges abuse of power in investigating crimes committed under the Franco dictatorship … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Spanish Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] announced Wednesday that it will accept a challenge [order, PDF, in Spanish] accusing Audiencia Nacional Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of knowingly giving an unjust verdict or resolution. The decision comes as the result of a complaint filed … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2009
by Benjamin Hackman

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] held [opinion, PDF] Monday that tort claims against a federally licensed gun maker and gun dealer stemming from a 1999 California shooting must be dismissed under a federal statute enacted in 2005. The court concluded that Congress intended … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The Spanish government on Saturday began to accept [MOJ materials, PDF, in Spanish] applications for citizenship from descendants of those who fled the country during its civil war [BBC backgrounder] of the 1930s. The law [text] which provides for return of an estimated 500,000 expatriates and their children was … [read more]


Legal News
16 Oct 2008
by Eric Firkel

[JURIST] Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] Thursday ordered the exhumation of 19 mass graves in Spain, launching an investigation into the disappearances of tens of thousands of people beginning in the Spanish Civil War [BBC backgrounder], and continuing through the early years of Francisco Franco's dictatorship … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Monday began an investigation to assemble a definitive registry of the tens of thousands of victims of the Spanish Civil War [LOC backgrounder] and the regime of Gen. Francisco Franco. Garzon ordered government agencies, the Episcopal Conference [church website], … [read more]

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