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Le juge et la (ré)définition de la démocratie : l’arrêt n° 1/2014 de la Cour constitutionnelle italienne

Abstract : On 17 January 2014, the Italian Constitutional Court struck down several provisions of the 2005 electoral law governing the election of the two Chambers of Parliament. In this decision, the Court looked for the first time into a question that falls traditionally within the “free zones” of constitutional review. The Court’s dealing with such a political question gave rise to a heated debate among legal scholars whose reactions were wavering between concerns about the judge’s intervention in matters of access to an elected office and encouraging comments about the judiciary’s role in succeeding in matters where politics fail. It appears therefore that the Court is not the only one meddling with political considerations: legal scholars may as well ascribe to the Court’s decision motives and considerations that go well beyond the grounds of the ruling itself.
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Eleonora Bottini. Le juge et la (ré)définition de la démocratie : l’arrêt n° 1/2014 de la Cour constitutionnelle italienne. Jus politicum. Revue de droit politique, Dalloz, 2014, La justice constitutionnelle contemporaine : modèles et expérimentations, [20 p.]. ⟨hal-03208080⟩

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