Monday, April 19, 2010

How Garzon pissed off the Supreme Court

Interesting analysis on Garzon and some of the reasons why he is despised by the majority of the Supreme Court.

One particularly amusing episode happened in 2008 when Garzon ordered an extremely thorough closing of the Acción Nacionalista Vasca (ANV). In his ruling, he froze their bank accounts, seized their subsidies, and cut their water, light and phones for good measure.

Later that same afternoon, the Supreme Court was to hear a parallel case appealing the banning of the ANV. The attorney for the ANV didn't even bother to showing up to the hearing, since there wasn't anything left for the Supreme Court to shut down. Garzon got the headlines and the Supreme Court felt humiliated.

Reminds me of a video...

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