The European Court of Justice

Authored by: Jay N. Krehbiel , Matthew J. Gabel , Clifford J. Carrubba

Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138913356
eBook ISBN: 9781315691527
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Few courts have garnered as much attention as the European Court of Justice (ECJ). 1 As the high court for the European Union, the ECJ occupies a prominent place in Europe’s legal, political, and economic systems. This prominence has placed the ECJ at the fore of policy debates covering a broad range of issues related to the free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor, like consumer and environmental protection, data rights, and agricultural policies. Indeed, the court’s profile continues to grow as the European Union faces new social, political, and economic challenges to integration. 2

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