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Prime Minister Berlusconi vs. The Constitutional Court

Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi has won the latest round in his continuing battle versus the Constitutional Court. Although his recent victory is far from decisive in the larger view, the Prime Minister has scored a significant point that will give him a much needed reprieve. Return for a moment to October 2009. It was

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Published on March 14, 2010
Author:          Filed under: hp, Italy, Richard Albert, Sylvio Berlusconi
 
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The European Court of Human Rights says no to crucifixes in Italian classrooms

Short version of Lautsi v. Italy: an Italian mother of Finnish origin has two children in school. The classrooms in which her children are instructed have crucifixes prominently displayed. She unsuccessfully petitions the government to have them removed before seeking relief from the European Court of Human Rights. The court awards her 5,000 euros in

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