Baltasar Garzon
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Banned Spanish judge to appeal

10 February 2012 Last updated at 03:06 GMT

The Spanish Supreme Court has banned the campaigning judge, Baltasar Garzon, from practising law for 11 years, for ordering an illegal phonetapping operation.

He had justified the bugging of conversations between suspects and their lawyers, saying he thought the lawyers were being instructed to launder money.

Tom Burridge reports.