The Progressive Union of Prosecutors (UPF) has released a statement vehemently criticizing the Supreme Court for having annulled the most controversial appointment carried out by the former State Attorney General Dolores Delgado. This is the appointment of the Juvenile Coordinating Prosecutor's Office, Eduardo Esteban, who was disallowed on two occasions by the High Court. "The court assumes, in a kind of substitution, the decision-making body, with interference in the position of the Attorney General of the State, which it removes from its legitimate powers to evaluate and choose between the two candidates, both with merits of a different nature." , the progressive prosecutors maintain in a note.
In the document sent this Monday to the members of the Fiscal Service, the UPF accuses the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the TS of creating "legal uncertainty" and "deviating from the jurisprudence and criteria maintained by said court to date, without offering a single argument or reasoning that justifies it" when annulling Esteban's appointment for the second time last July.
Likewise, from the group, to which Delgado and the current State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz, belonged for years, they affirm that behind the sentences of the High Court "sadly" there is revealed "a certain lack of knowledge about the functioning of the Attorney General's Office." State".
The UPF, an award-winning association after the appointment policy carried out by the former Minister of Justice of Pedro Sánchez with several places on the Board of Chamber Prosecutors (the considered general office of the Prosecutor's Office), affirms that "the Third Chamber of the Supreme Court , with these resolutions, weakens the autonomy of the Public Prosecutor's Office by imposing its own criteria on the merits that it considers more or less valuable for the performance of the position."
EL MUNDO reported this Monday that Esteban has filed an incident of annulment of proceedings before the Supreme Court with the intention of going for protection before the Constitutional Court. The sentences of the TS have not yet been executed although that does not mean that the Prosecutor's Career has ceased to live with astonishment, and also astonishment, that the aforementioned prosecutor granted an interview days ago to El País in the capacity of "Coordinating Court Prosecutor for Minors ". "It is a shame that with the annulled appointment he is still in the office and attending the opening of the Judicial Year as a Chamber prosecutor. The sentence is final," add tax sources.
As this newspaper published today, after the Supreme Court's ruling was notified, a meeting was held in Fortuny to analyze the High Court's rulings. After that meeting, Eduardo Esteban told those close to him that the Attorney General's Office encouraged him to appeal the ruling before the TC.
And your case may not be unique. It so happens that the appointment that Delgado made with Esteban is similar to the promotion of the former Minister of Justice to Chamber Prosecutor promoted by the current State Attorney General, Álvaro García Ortiz.
Delgado was promoted to public prosecutor in front of the former lieutenant prosecutor of the Court of Accounts, Luis Rueda, who unlike the former minister was a specialist in military jurisdiction. This appointment has also been challenged in the Supreme Court and is currently pending ruling. Sánchez's former minister unsuccessfully alleged loss of object of the procedure as soon as she was promoted to prosecutor of the Human Rights and Democratic Memory Chamber.