Vox files criminal complaint against high court judges

Notes: Abascal's party insists before Supreme Court that its solicitor was not notified by the court in Seville of the hearing.
By Matthew Bennett
May 31, 2021, 1:21 pm

1. Right, let's go. I have read the criminal complaint Vox says it has filed with the Supreme Court against the regional High Court in Andalusia. Seville court certifies the party did not show up for hearing on the Abascal rally in Ceuta. Vox insists they weren't notified.

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:21 pm | On Twitter

2. Vox requested the urgent hearing. There was a telephone notification just before 10 a.m. The court says it notified Prosecutor's Office, Attorny General and Vox of everything, including the time of the hearing, 12 p.m. Vox says their solicitor was not notified of the time.

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:27 pm | On Twitter

3. In that phone notification, Vox was told to file documents for the hearing. At 11:30 a.m., according to Vox's criminal complaint, their solicitor was at the court with the documents, but no one told them about the time of the hearing (12 noon, half an hour later).

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:31 pm | On Twitter

4. “At no time prior to 12 p.m. on May 24, 2021,” the criminal complaint says, “is VOX's solicitor Jesús María Herrera García informed by the court that there will be a hearing to decide on the urgent injunction this party had requested...”

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:36 pm | On Twitter

5. Vox's solicitor has signed a sworn statement saying he got a call “at about 12:05 p.m.” asking “why we are not in the hearing”. “I'm telling you that I don't know anything about any hearing, that's the first news I've had”, he swears he replied.

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:39 pm | On Twitter

6. Vox also says in its criminal complaint that the summons for the hearing was sent out and digitally signed at 1:06 p.m. on Monday 24, one hour after the hearing was held. The party went to the court building in Seville to verify that, it says.

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:44 pm | On Twitter

7. “How is it possible”, asks Vox in the complaint, “that the summons is issued at 1:06:10 p.m., when [the hearing] had already been held? Did they mean to “fix” the defect of not notifying VOX after the fact?”

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:46 pm | On Twitter

8. Vox accuses the clerk of the regional high court of failing to tell the truth and that they were able to verify that the Attorney General's Office and the Prosecutor's Office were notified in the morning.

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:48 pm | On Twitter

9. Remember the regional high court said in its ruling the other day they had notified all parties by phone about the time of the hearing, and additionally the Attorney General's Office and the Public Prosecutor's Office in writing and Vox's solicitor via digital legal system.

Published: May 31, 2021, 1:53 pm | On Twitter

10. In short, we have what the clerk of the regional High Court in Seville says in a statment to that court versus what Vox's solicitor says in a sworn statement. Everything has now been raised to the level of a criminal complaint before the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Spain.

Published: May 31, 2021, 2:03 pm | On Twitter

11. The criminal complaint is for abuse of authority against the three judges of the regional high court in Seville and the clerk of the court. Vox is asking the Supreme Court to question all four, as well as see documentary evidence and the testimony of their solicitor.

Published: May 31, 2021, 2:07 pm | On Twitter

12. Supreme Court confirms that Vox's criminal complaint against the judges and clerk of the court at the regional High Court in Seville has been received.

Published: May 31, 2021, 2:19 pm | On Twitter

13. Supreme Court rules Electoral Commission was right against Pedro Sánchez. €500 fine for the Prime Minister for uploading the video of an interview with him to the official website during an election period. Is it that cheap to get election ads on the Moncloa website?

Published: May 31, 2021, 5:33 pm | On Twitter

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