Posted: Posted July 14, 2021 / 8:31 am CDT / Has been updated: July 14, 2021 / 8:36 am CDT People will dance at the Cruilla Music Festival in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday, July 9, 2021. (APPhoto / Joan Mateu) Madrid (AP) — The Spanish Constitutional Court ruled that last year’s stay-at-home order by the
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Madrid (AP) — The Spanish Constitutional Court ruled that last year’s stay-at-home order by the government in an emergency was unconstitutional.
Wednesday’s court ruling corresponded to a proceeding filed by the far-right Vox party.
According to a brief statement issued by the court, it was a split decision. The state broadcaster TVE said it had 6 in favor and 5 against.
According to the broadcaster, the ruling stated that restrictions on movement violated the basic rights of citizens and therefore emergencies were insufficient to give them constitutional support.
With the intensification of the pandemic, the Spanish government declared a state of emergency on March 14, 2020, ordering people to enter from the streets, except for a few weeks of basic shopping.
It is not immediately clear whether the ruling will open the door to proceedings against the government.
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