Spain’s top court rejects lawsuit by Catalonia

Spain’s Constitutional Court says it won’t hear a lawsuit filed by Catalonia’s now-defunct government against the extraordinary measures taken by Spain’s central government to stifle the region’s secession bid.
The court said Friday that it couldn’t consider the suit because Catalonia’s regional government had filed it “prematurely.” The court says the suit was filed before Spain’s Senate had voted to activate Article 155 of the Constitution, which gives the central government extra powers to re-establish the rule of law in a region.
The court also ruled to strike down three complementary laws passed by separatist lawmakers in Catalonia’s parliament as part of the region’s illegal referendum on secession on Oct. 1. The court had already ruled on Oct. 17 that the convocation of the referendum was illegal since only Spain’s Parliament can handle questions of national sovereignty and because the Constitution says Spain is “indivisible.”
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