Book Review: Tom Flynn on “The Mimetic Evolution of the Court of Justice of the EU” (Leonardo Pierdominici)￼￼
[Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Tom Flynn reviews Leonardo Pierdominici’s book on The Mimetic Evolution of the Court of Justice of the EU (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).] —Tom Flynn, University of Essex This fascinating book analyses the development of the CJEU from its earliest days to the present through the lens of mimetism: that is, how the Court has ‘evolve[d] by facing several organizational challenges and by solving them through a selective internalization of internal and external comparative lessons.’
The EU Judiciary After Weiss – Proposing A New Mixed Chamber of the Court of Justice: A Position Paper
—Daniel Sarmiento, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and J.H.H. Weiler, NYU School of Law There is little point in rehearsing in length, yet again, the all too justified laments about the unfortunate decision of the German Constitutional Court (“BVerfG”) in the case of Weiss on the European Central Bank’s public asset purchase program.
Polexit is Coming or is it Already Here? Comments on the Judicial Independence Decisions of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal
—Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Nicolaus Copernicus University The COVID-19 crisis changed the dynamics of the deterioration of Polish constitutionalism; it has relocated and refocused legal arguments to an extent that could lead us to Polexit. The argument based on the sovereignty of Poland is no longer considered as a mere electoral campaign tool, but has now become a legal ground for Constitutional Tribunal (CT) decisions.
The Court of Justice of the European Union Strikes Down EU Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights: What Does the Decision Mean?
—Michèle Finck, University of Oxford A shockwave went through the world of those practitioners and academics that focus on both on European Union (‘EU’) law and on the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (‘ECHR’) last week.