A little pleasant surprise from the Spaniards: their court has ruled (6-5) that last year’s lockdown was unconstitutional.
It is not the only ruling to go against the plandemic measures. In November 2020, a Portuguese court upheld a decision in favor of four German tourists who were detained because one tested positive for COVID according to the PCR test.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see if and how these rulings are cited in legal arguments going forward. Obviously, laws are different in every country and state/province, but precedence can still be argued at a fundamental level, especially if combined with statistical comparisons; for example, “If such restrictions with given n cases and x deaths are ruled excessive, and we have fewer cases here, then why do we have such restrictions?” Of course, there are other considerations, but this is merely an example.
And by the way, according to a study by Eran Bendavid et al titled “Assessing Mandatory Stay‐at‐Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID‐19”, it doesn’t look like the lockdown in Spain did much good.
Given the character of the Spanish, it wouldn’t surprise me if we get more positive crap-stirring from them in the future.
Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so you get each new Opinyun that comes out!