Judges, the right to protest, and the collapse of the judicial system

I have just seen that two Association of Judges (Asociación de Jueces Francisco de Vitoria (AJFV)) and the Foro Judicial Independiente (FJI) have broken ranks with the other two main judicial associations and brought the first strike date forwards to the 18th of Feb; it will be mainly a “symbolic” protest with the main event still, as programmed, on the 26th of June. The other two associations (Asociación Profesional de la Magistratura (APM) & Jueces para la Democracia (JpD), ) are decrying this decision  saying that by breaking ranks they are brining into disrepute the whole strike.

Now, I haven’t covered the Judges strike as I’m currently somewhat anti-judiciary system (and go an interesting shade of vermillion everytime I see a photo of Su Senorio, el Ilustre D. Corbos), but it does ocurr to me to wonder, if the Judges (who, one supposes, are selected for their ability to judge, to reason, to debate and to evaluate) can’t come to an agreement between themselves behind locked doors without bringing the brawl out into the open and having metaphorical fistfights in front of the press, what hope do the rest of us have for impartial decisions?

Story as I can’t be bothered to translate and evaluate (or translated version)

3 Replies to “Judges, the right to protest, and the collapse of the judicial system”

  1. If they were in ernest then they would be right in moving the judicial system forward out of the twelfth century. But are they? The judicial answer to Jesus Christ, one Baltazar Garzón, seems to be happily throwing peoplwe into jail as fast as he can find them and perhaps, if he were to join the strike, many Basques – at least – would breathe a sigh of relief. Then there’s another judge who has decided to take on the Israeli government since he doesn’t like them. And what better reason can a judge have for his decisions?
    Meanwhile, with lawyers skinning their clients as hard as they can go, the average court-case taking a lifetime with appeals, extra costs and the generous use of procurators (lovely word), the Spanish judicial system is unquestionably in urgent need of an overhaul.

  2. 😈
    at least they are also the most lazy in the world
    since 4 months after trial i wait for my judgement (written) Court no 2 of Almeria, this cant be simply explained by missing modern techniques…

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