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Press releases


 Judgment No. 263 of 2019
Aldo CAROSI, President, Giuliano Amato, Author of the Judgment
Juvenile prisoners: the absolute bans on accessing detention in non-prison structures, temporary releases on licence and outside work are unconstitutional



 Judgment No. 254 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Ilaria de Pretis, Author of the Judgment
Areas for mosques and other religious sites: Lombardy region unreasonably limited freedom of worship



 Judgment No. 253 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Nicolò Zanon, Author of the Judgment
Offences precluding enjoyment of prison privileges and release on temporary license: it is right to "reward" prisoners who cooperate with justice; further "punishment" for failure to cooperate is unacceptable.



 Judgment No. 246 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Giovanni Amoroso, Author of the Judgment
Reconstructing earthquake-affected areas requires agreement between the State and the Regions; but the Constitutional Court "saves" the emergency provisions already approved



 Judgment No. 242 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Franco Modugno, Author of the Judgment
End-of-life treatments: when assistance to suicide cannot be punished



 R.C.E. n. 4/2019
Press releases of 5 November 2019
It is unconstitutional to strike a doctor off the medical register because of actions committed pursuant to his functions as a regional councillor



 R.O. n. 59 and n. 135/2019
Press Release of 23 October 2019
Offences with preclusionary effect: the refusal to cooperate with the judicial. Authorities does not disqualify a prisoner from bonus periods of short release, provided that there are grounds to conclude that he or she does not have any links with organized crime



 R.O. n. 69/2018
Press Release of 21 October 2019
The question on birth certificates that register two mothers as parents is inadmissible, due to defects in the reasons provided by the referring court



 R.O. n. 61 of 2019
Press Release of 9 October 2019
ILVA: Case file remitted to the Taranto preliminary investigations judge following a change in the law



 Judgment No. 218 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Luca Antonini, Author of the Judgment
Supplementary pensions: public sector employees may benefit from the same preferential tax rules as those working in the private sector



 Judgment No. 217 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Aldo Carosi, Author of the Judgment
Legal aid: the state must pay the fees of consultants, notaries and judicial custodians in advance



 Judgment No. 206 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Giancarlo Coraggio, Author of the Judgment
Contributions to publishers: clear and objective criteria are missing, but the government retains the power to quantify them



 Judgment No. 197 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Aldo Carosi, Author of the Judgment
The Constitutional court asks Sicily Region and the Government for information on the financing of essential levels of healthcare assistance and on the use of structural funds



 R.Ric. nn. 60 and 65/2018
Press Release of 16 July 2019
The laws of Trent and Bolzano on the capture and killing of bears and wolves are constitutional



 Judgment No. 191 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Antonio Barbera, Author of the Judgment
The conditions for compensating damage to the public administration's reputation: the question raised by the court of auditors is inadmissible



 R.O. nn. 129/ 2018 and 60/2019
Press Release of 18 June 2019
Same-sex couples: the ban on accessing assisted procreation procedures is not unconstitutional



 Judgment No. 173 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Mario Rosario Morelli, Author of the Judgment
Lawyers and district elections: the maximum limit of two consecutive terms applies to terms previously served



 Judgment No. 160 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Daria de Pretis, Author of the Judgment
"Sports justice": rules and limits



 Judgment No. 141 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Franco Modugno, Author of the Judgment
Sexual freedom is a right; however, this cannot justify the aiding and abetting of prostitution



 Judgment No. 138 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Aldo Carosi, Author of the Judgment
It is unconstitutional to convert senior management compensation into personal pensionable earnings



 Judgment No. 122 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Luca Antonini, Author of the Judgment
Car tax: the Regions are free to introduce tax exemptions



 Judgment No. 121 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Silvana Sciarra, Author of the Judgment
Constitutional court: the assessment of agricultural social security contributions based on estimated labour needs is, by nature, a procedure to combat social security payment avoidance



 Order no. 117 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Francesco Viganò, Author of the Judgment
Does the right to silence apply to proceedings before CONSOB? The Constitutional Court sends a reference to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling



 Judgment No. 112 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Francesco Viganò, Author of the Judgment
Insider trading: only profits are to be confiscated



 Judgment No. 105 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Aldo Carosi, Author of the Judgment
Budget surpluses are incompatible with multi-year financial recovery plans



 Judgment No. 99 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Marta Cartabia, Author of the Judgment
Constitutional court: prisoners suffering from serious mental illnesses can receive treatment outside their place of detention. A balance must be struck between security and treatment



 Judgment No. 83 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Marta Cartabia, Author of the Judgment
The financing of services to assist students with disabilities must be guaranteed at all times



 Judgment No. 79 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Augusto Barbera, Author of the Judgment
The Constitutional Court paves the way to the reorganization of the Red Cross



 Judgment No. 40 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Marta Cartabia, Author of the Judgment
Narcotics: the minimum punishment of eight years' imprisonment is disproportionate



 Judgment No. 38 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Nicolò Zanon, Author of the Judgment
Indirect interception of parliamentarians' communications: the obligation to obtain authorisation from their chambers also applies to telephone records



 Judgment No. 33 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Nicolò Zanon, Author of the Judgment
Small municipalities need not participate in the shared management of essential functions if they prove that it does not achieve savings



 Judgment No. 25 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Giovanni Amoroso, Author of the Judgment
Special supervision with compulsory residence or exclusion orders: the requirements to "live an honest life" and "to abide by the law" are excessively vague



 Judgment No. 20 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Nicolò Zanon, Author of the Judgment
Public-sector managers - unconstitutionality of the general obligation to publish data on income and assets on the internet: the obligation applies only to top-ranking positions.



 The high court calls for respect for representative democracy, and opens a door for applications by individual members of parliament.



 "Severino law": suspending individuals who have been elected to public office and who have received non-final convictions prior to the elections is constitutional.



 Judgment No. 6 of 2019
Giorgio LATTANZI, President, Aldo CAROSI, Author of the Judgment
Financial relationships with regional and local authorities: the state's margin of discretion is limited by the effects of constitutional judgments.



 Jurisdictional dispute between branches of state raised by the partito democratico is inadmissible however, individual members of parliament may apply to the court.

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