The European Union's Legal System and Domestic Policy: Spillover or Backlash?
AbstractThe legal system of the European Union (EU) offers domestic actors apowerful tool to influence national policy. European law can be drawn onby private litigants in national courts to challenge national policies.These challenges can be sent by national judges to the European Court ofJustice (ECJ), which instructs national courts to apply European lawinstead of national law, or to interpret national law in a waycompatible with European law. Combining victories in front of the ECJwith political mobilization and pressure, litigants and groups have usedthe European legal system to force their governments to change nationalpolicies.
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Volume (Year): 54 (2000)
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