Court with political effects

Suddenly, now, the possibility opens, not that the judicial power is renewed, but the Constitutional one. Four magistrates would be changed but most of the conservatives are shielded. There would be more conservative judges (7) than progressives (5). Like now. There would be a president considered closer to the thesis of the PP. The court is the one that resolves the appeals of the most controversial laws and parties with more than 50 deputies can appeal. Right now, they are the PSOE and the PP, but also Vox. And Vox is the one who is making the most opposition in this way: it has presented a score of appeals.

Vox appealed the first state of alarm; the Constitutionalist agreed with him.

Vox appealed the suspension of congressional terms during the pandemic; the Constitutional, which suspended terms and spent three months without issuing sentences, agreed with him.

Vox appealed that Pablo Iglesias was on the CNI commission; the Constitutionalist agreed with him.

They are tight votes in many cases, describing the division in the court, but also where the majority is.

Faced with the Vox offensive, the PP has changed its strategy so that Vox does not get ahead of it. He was quick to announce that they would bring the coalition government’s housing law to the Constitution. “Pedro Sánchez is hostage to his radical partners, those of Podemos,” Casado said to justify that the PP does not want the government to tell anyone what to do with his apartment. This announced appeal comes when the details of the housing law are not known.

Now, the Constitutional Court has resumed discussions on an appeal that the PP presented eleven years ago, against the abortion law, before a court that many refer to as the third chamber.

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