In this essay I first situate the crucifix case in the frame of the Italian legal, political and cultural context, with references to similar cases decided in other European jurisdictions.I then highlight the novelty of the Lautsi case and emphasise its potentially positive implications in strengthening the counter-majoritarian role of the ECtHR, while at the same time remaining mindful of its possible negative consequences. If, as it seems likely, the Italian institutions and the Italian people will resist the European judgment, this could in fact set the premises for a weakening of the authority of Court.

S.Mancini (2010). The Crucifix Rage. Supranational Constitutionalism Bumps Against the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty. EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REVIEW, 6, 6-27 [10.1017/S1574019610100029].

The Crucifix Rage. Supranational Constitutionalism Bumps Against the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty

MANCINI, SUSANNA
2010

Abstract

In this essay I first situate the crucifix case in the frame of the Italian legal, political and cultural context, with references to similar cases decided in other European jurisdictions.I then highlight the novelty of the Lautsi case and emphasise its potentially positive implications in strengthening the counter-majoritarian role of the ECtHR, while at the same time remaining mindful of its possible negative consequences. If, as it seems likely, the Italian institutions and the Italian people will resist the European judgment, this could in fact set the premises for a weakening of the authority of Court.
2010
S.Mancini (2010). The Crucifix Rage. Supranational Constitutionalism Bumps Against the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty. EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REVIEW, 6, 6-27 [10.1017/S1574019610100029].
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