Internal Legitimacy and Europe's Piecemeal Constitution: Reflections on Van Gend at 50

7 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2014 Last revised: 10 Apr 2014

Date Written: April 1, 2014

Abstract

Europe is often said to lack a proper constitution of the radical American kind. That may be so, but there is a different, more promising sense in which Europe might be following the very best of the constitutional tradition.

(Remarks delivered at the Court of Justice of the European Union on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Van Gend en Loos (1963).)

Keywords: Europe, European Union, EU, Constitution, Court of Justice, Van Gend en Loos

JEL Classification: K1, K33

Suggested Citation

Halberstam, Daniel, Internal Legitimacy and Europe's Piecemeal Constitution: Reflections on Van Gend at 50 (April 1, 2014). U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 397, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2421397 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2421397

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