Top court expected to rule in favor of use of word "marriage" for gay unions

The Popular Party challenged the law in late 2005, arguing it violated the Constitution

Constitutional Court accepts suit against labor reform

Plural Left, Socialists claim the makeover violates the Constitution in a number of aspects

ROYAL MESSAGE

King Juan Carlos: “This is no time to be chasing rainbows”

Monarch’s words come one week after massive Barcelona march boosted push for Catalan independence

COURT RULING
HEALTHCARE CONTROVERSY

Conservative justice to take over abortion case, say sources

Opus Dei member does not hide his personal stance against abortion and gay marriage

SEXUALITY

Seven years after first gay weddings, justices to approve law

Constitutional Court due to decide on Popular Party appeal against flagship legislation this week

PROFILE

The judge with an institutional mountain to climb

Chief Justice Juan Antonio Xiol Ríos replaces disgraced Carlos Dívar as head of Spain’s Supreme Court

TERRORISM AND POLITICS

Constitutional Court legalizes radical Basque party Sortu by one vote

Decision to permit 'abertzale' leftist grouping divides judges Result identical to ruling on Bildu last year

JUDICIAL SCANDAL

Beleaguered chief justice sticks to script at anniversary event

Dívar expected to step down Thursday after losing support of CGPJ Council chief insists on innocence in interview with daily 'El Mundo'

JUDICIAL SCANDAL

Dívar’s fellow judges keep file closed on expenses-paid pleasure trips

Chief justice will not be investigated by Supreme Court for misuse of public funds, but legal watchdog must still decide his fate

JUSTICE

Basque separatist leader Otegi sees jail term reduced

But Supreme Court still considers former Batasuna chief part of ETA structure

JUSTICE

Litigation windfall could rake in €4 billion for government

Supreme Court asks justice minister for help in collecting money owed

HISTORICAL MEMORY

Supreme Court closes door on probes into Civil War crimes

Responsibility for mass graves will be assumed by regional courts

JUSTICE

Judges grant ETA trio shelter from so-called “Parot doctrine”

High Court must decided whether to release terrorists

Top court rules against Almería shoreline hotel

El Algarrobico in Almería is "an illegal structure," according to Supreme justices Environmentalist say ruling paves the way for the building to be demolished

Borja Thyssen's case against mother shelved by court

Baron's son disputed ownership of two paintings with museum heiress Carmen Cervera

CORRUPTION

PP’s “champion” cause turns against it

Galicia premier’s role in public corruption scandal may be bigger than thought

JUDGE GARZÓN ON TRIAL

Crusading Judge Garzón thrown off the court bench for 11 years

Supreme Court convicts magistrate in Gürtel phone-tap case

JUDGE GARZÓN ON TRIAL

Garzón Franco-crimes trial ends with plaintiff counter-accusation

Far-right group Manos Limpias accuses judge of displaying pro-Republican bias Case against former Communist leader Santiago Carrillo was shelved

JUDGE GARZÓN ON TRIAL

Franco-era victims insist on finding out what became of their loved ones

Witnesses called to testify in Garzón trial say justice "has turned its back" on them

JUDGE GARZÓN ON TRIAL

Voices of Franco victims heard at last in top court

Octogenarians give testimony for defense in Garzón trial