Thursday, October 8, 2009

Berlusconi Has a Bad Day

Italy The Constitutional Court of Italy held (in a ruling of only six lines) that the immunity law that President Silvio Berlusconi pushed through the Italian Congress in April 2008 violates a clause in the Italian Constitution that grants citizens equality under the law.  The immunity law (known also as the "Alfano Law") had sought to shield Berlusconi and three other officeholders from prosecution while they are in office.  The ruling from the Constitutional Court reopens now three trials concerning his real estate holdings, and media empire. 


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