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Protesters gather as Spain "gag law" goes into effect
Thousands gathered across Spain on Tuesday to protest Spain's new public security law that went into effect on Wednesday. The Citizen Security Law , labeled as a "gag law" by protesters, sets fines for burning the national flag, protesting outside o (More)
Spain high court convicts judge Garzon in wire-tapping case
The Spanish Supreme Court on Thursday convicted Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of ordering illegal wiretaps in jailhouses, after a trial lasting less than one month . The court announced in October that Garzon wou (More)
Spain high court begins first trial of judge Garzon
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 . The court announced in October that Garzon (More)
Spain judge to face trial for illegal jailhouse wiretap order
The Spanish Supreme Court 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 Apri (More)
Spain high court indicts judge Garzon for jailhouse wiretap order
The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday issued an indictment 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 inmat (More)
Spain judge Garzon petitions Europe rights court over Franco probe
Spanish National Court judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Thursday filed a petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) , challenging a case brought against him in Spain that alleges abuse of power in investigati (More)
Spain high court to hear challenge against terrorism judge Garzon
The Spanish Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will accept a challenge accusing Audiencia Nacional Judge Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of knowingly giving an unjust verdict or resolution. The decision comes as the resul (More)
Ninth Circuit upholds dismissal of suit against gun maker for 1999 shooting
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held 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 conclude (More)
Spain allows civil war refugee descendants to apply for citizenship under new law
The Spanish government on Saturday began to accept applications for citizenship from descendants of those who fled the country during its civil war of the 1930s. The law which provides for return of an estimated 500,000 expatriates and their chil (More)
Spain judge starts probe of Franco-era disappearances with exhumation order
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 , (More)