César Tolosa and María Luisa Segoviano have been appointed by the General Council of the Judiciary to occupy two of the seats of the Constitutional Court that the governing body of judges has to designate and will join those appointed by the Government, the former Minister of Justice Juan Carlos Campo and the former high office of the Presidency, Laura Díez, to renew the guarantee court.
Both come from the Supreme Court and have been elected at the proposal of the conservative sector of the Council, the first, conservative, and the second, progressive. In fact, Segoviano was the first woman to be president of the Chamber of the Supreme Court and she retired in October.
Tolosa (65 years old) has been on the Supreme Court since 2014 and is currently the president of the Third Chamber or of the Contentious-Administrative Court of the High Court. Born in Santa María la Real de Nieva (Segovia) in 1957, Tolosa entered the judicial career in 1982 and had his first assignment in the court of first instance and investigation of Molina de Aragón (Guadalajara). In 1984 he was promoted to magistrate and was assigned to the investigative court number 5 of Palma de Mallorca.
That same year he joined the Corps of Labor Magistrates and served in the Magistracy number 1 of Santander until 1990. Later he was a magistrate of the Civil and Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Cantabria and, since 1993, president of the Chamber of Contentious-Administrative of that same judicial body.
In 2004 he was elected president of the Superior Court of Justice of Cantabria, a position in which he remained until his appointment to the Supreme Court.
The departure of Tolosa from the Contentious-Administrative Court of the Supreme Court affects the functioning of this Chamber, which already has a deficit of 10 magistrates; that is to say, that at present it is integrated by 23 magistrates instead of the 33 that it should have -32 plus the president-. Looking ahead to next year, the situation in this Chamber could worsen, since Inés Huerta will also retire on March 27.
María Luisa Segoviano left the presidency at the head of the Fourth Chamber of the Supreme Court in October after retiring. Proposed for the TC by the conservative wing, although she was one of the nine on the initial list of progressives, she entered the judiciary in 1987 and her first destination was the court of first instance and instruction number 1 of Bilbao. Two years later, she was assigned to the social court number 1 of Valladolid, where she remained until 1996, the year in which she was appointed president of the Social Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla y León.
She remained in that position until 2006, at which time she was appointed magistrate of the Fourth Chamber of the Supreme Court. It was in June 2020 when she, as a result of the retirement of Jesús Gullón, took office as president of that Chamber.
Segoviano is the author of works such as Social Law of the European Union, Essential Principles of Labor Law, The principle of equal treatment in salary matters in the field of Public Administrations, Responsibility in Social Security or Equality in the world of work and in the company. She has also published numerous doctrinal articles.
In addition, he has actively participated in training activities of the CGPJ and was a member of the Central Electoral Board, a position he held between 2012 and 2017.
President of the Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence of Valladolid since 2016, she is an honorary academic of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain since 2018 and an honorary academic of the Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Extremadura since 2019.