An Exercise in Legal Honesty: Rewriting the Court of Justice and the Bundesverfassungsgericht

26 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2015

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Michelle Everson

University of London - Birkbeck College

Date Written: July 2015

Abstract

This article contains an urgent plea for the re‐establishment of legal honesty in Europe. European law is a victim of European economic crisis. The emergence of the concept of conditionality within national and European jurisprudence, or the judicial imposition of a market discipline upon national budgets, is also a part of a chronicle foretold given in the face of the volatile power of international finance markets. Yet, in rewriting the judgements given by the Court of Justice in the case of Thomas Pringle and by the German Constitutional Court in its matching jurisprudence on the European Stability Mechanism, this article seeks to overcome the destruction of constitutionality within Europe, the foreclosure of a European space for the politics of alternatives and the condemning of individual Europeans to lasting suffering within a perpetual austerity regime.

Suggested Citation

Everson, Michelle, An Exercise in Legal Honesty: Rewriting the Court of Justice and the Bundesverfassungsgericht (July 2015). European Law Journal, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 474-499, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2634223 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eulj.12144

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