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The Berlusconi Judgment: A Brief Case Note on the Decision of the Italian Constitutional Court (Note 262/2009)
European Public Law (2010)
  • Giuseppe Martinico
Abstract
With its judgment 262/2009, the Italian Constitutional Court declared Article 1 of law No. 124 of 23 July 2008 (‘Provisions ordering the suspension of criminal proceedings against the high offi ces of state’) unconstitutional because it violates Articles 138 and 3 of the Italian Constitution. This law is known in Italy with the name of ‘lodo Alfano’, from the name of the Minister of Justice Angelino Alfano, member of the current Italian government (chaired by President Silvio Berlusconi). The aim of this brief note is to offer a rapid overview of the Italian Constitutional Court’s judgment and to recount the fi rst reactions of the Italian political world soon after this decision
Keywords
  • Berlusconi,
  • Italian Constitutional Court
Disciplines
Publication Date
May, 2010
Citation Information
Giuseppe Martinico. "The Berlusconi Judgment: A Brief Case Note on the Decision of the Italian Constitutional Court (Note 262/2009)" European Public Law Vol. 16 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/giuseppe_martinico/18/