Saturday, October 5, 2013

Catalan got your tongue?

Not in the Balearic islands (Majorca, et al.), says the Spanish Supreme Court;
By eight votes to four the Court ruled that it was not unconstitutional, as a general law, to consider knowledge of Catalan as an advantage, but not as a requirement, to gain access to the civil service.
It concluded that there was "no discrimination due to the nonexistence of preferential treatment of Spanish over Catalan." In its ruling, the top court stipulated that it was as legal to establish the requirement to have knowledge of Catalan to apply for a public position — as the regional government of Catalonia has done — as it was not to, as the PP government of the Balearics has decided.
Is there a Catalan word for tortured logic?

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