The Supreme Court changes its criteria and now decides to review the granting of pardons to the Catalan independence leaders. The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the High Court has agreed this Tuesday to estimate the reconsideration appeals filed by the plaintiffs against the decision of this same court to reject the active legitimation of the same to appeal the grace measures granted by the Government of Pedro Sánchez to the promoters of 1-O.

According to legal sources reported to EL MUNDO, with three votes in favor and two against, the High Court rectifies and now recognizes the legitimacy of PP, Cs, Vox and Coexistence Cívica Catalana, thus moving away from the previous jurisprudence that supposed a de facto shield for the Government when granting pardons.

For their part, the magistrates have unanimously rejected the appeal filed by the entity Pro Patrimonium Sijena and Jerusalem.

The change of criteria of the Chamber can only be understood from the variation of the magistrates that make up the Fifth Section. As this newspaper revealed three days after the Supreme Court refused to review the clemency measures, the entry of the conservative magistrate Inés Huerta in court has tipped the balance in favor of estimating the replacement resources.

Legal sources explain that the magistrates Fernando Román, Wenceslao Olea and Huerta have voted in favor and against the admission of the appeals Octavio Herrero and Ángel Arozamena. The dissenting magistrates have announced the formulation of a particular vote.

In this way, the Fifth Section of the Third Chamber will study the merits of the matter, that is, if the clemency measures granted to the former Vice President of the Generalitat Oriol Junqueras, the former ministers Josep Rull, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Raül Romeva and Dolors Bassa, the former president of the Parliament of Catalonia, Carme Forcadell and the Jordis, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sánchez, were adjusted to Law. The Chamber, by a small majority, has postponed resolving in the sentencing process the pronouncement on the lack of legitimacy of the appellants raised by the State Attorney in all appeals.

The royal decrees of the Council of Ministers where the pardons were given were appealed by the political parties Vox and the Popular Party; the former delegate of the Government in Catalonia, Enric Millo; several deputies of the PP of Catalonia in a private capacity; three Citizens deputies; and the Catalan Civic Coexistence and Pro Patrimonium Sijena and Jerusalem associations.

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