Raffaele Bifulco – Il rilievo costituzionale della legge n. 241 del 1990 – 289
Maria Immordino – L’attribuzione alla cognizione dell’Alta Corte di Giustizia sportiva dei diritti indisponibili: verso una rivitalizzazione dell’ordinamento sportivo? – 299
Antonio Colavecchio – La nuova disciplina dei termini procedimentali tra innovazioni evolutive e occasioni mancate – 315
Roberta Lombardi – Sistema dei controlli: questioni vecchie e nuove – 341
Paola Lombardi – Le funzioni amministrative di governo del territorio nel nuovo assetto costituzionale – 357
Tommaso Pensabene Lionti – Trattato di Lisbona e diritti fondamentali: nuove prospettive con riferimento alla Carta di Nizza ed al rapporto tra Unione Europea e CEDU – 381
Manuela Salvago – La sospensione cautelare delle leggi nel giudizio in via principale – 415
SENTENZA BUNDESVERFASSUNGSGERICHT [BVG] – BVERFG, 2 BVE 2/08, 2 BVE 5/08, 2 BVR 1010/08, 2 BVR 1022/08, 2 BVR 1259/08, 2 BVR 182/09 del 30 giugno 2009 sulla ratifica del Trattato di Lisbona da parte della Germania con nota di Agata Anna Genna, Un’ipotesi di lettura per il LissabonUrteil: i giudici di Karlsruhe ed il processo di integrazione democratica dell’Unione europea – 449
Cristina Giaon – Dal giudice amministrativo indicazioni contrastanti sulla natura degli uffici legali degli enti pubblici – 477
Rassegna della giurisprudenza del Consiglio di Giustizia amministrativa per la Regione Sicilia di Paola Savona – 489
Rassegna della recente giurisprudenza del Consiglio di Stato Speciale in tema di urgenza nei contratti pubblici di Salvatore Dettori – 501
Rassegna della giurisprudenza dei Tribunali amministrativi regionali Speciale in tema di “urgenza negli appalti” di Sara Forasassi – 513
OSSERVATORIO PARLAMENTARE REGIONALE – 527
Mario Di Piazza – Osservazioni in tema di annullamento integrale, in sede giurisdizionale, delle operazioni elettorali per il rinnovo dell’assemblea regionale siciliana – 577
THE JURISDICTION OF THE “ALTA CORTE DI GIUSTIZIA SPORTIVA” OVER FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: TOWARDS A REVITALIZATION OF THE SPORTS LEGAL SYSTEM?
by Maria Immordino
The interest toward the “sport justice” – in the framework of the relationships between sport law and state law – has been recently reawaken thanks to the institution, by the CONI, of the “High court of sport Justice”. The creation of the Court – whose competences extend to the defence of fundamental rights – had been solicited by the legislator in order to adequate the sport justice system to the constitutional principle of the “giusto processo”. The composition of the court is strongly characterized by the independence and impartiality of his members.
THE NEW REGULATION OVER TIME LIMITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES. INNOVATIVE CHANGES AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
by Antonio Colavecchio
Law no. 69/2009 is the most recent goal achieved in the process of protecting and enhancing the value of the “time” factor in the Public Administration. On this matter, it is of essential importance the control over the time limits of administrative procedures, about which art. 7 of Law no. 69/2009 gives a significant contribution, by completely rewriting art. 2 of Law no. 241/1990. In particular, the new 2009 law re-establishes in 30 days the “ordinary” time limit for finalizing administrative procedures, if not otherwise stated. Along with this re-establishment, a completely new element appears: a precise limit is set to the discretion usually allowed to each Public Administration in establishing the time limits for finalizing their respective procedures. The present paragraph 3 of art. 2 Law no. 241/1990 states, in principle, that, even for procedures which are independently ruled by the various Public Administrations and the Local Authorities, time limits cannot in any way exceed 90 days. The 2009 Law has by the way once again “given up” outlining the “procedural” consequences of not complying with the time limits of administrative procedures (to date, the non-compliance with time limits does not make the administrative provision unlawful. However, the 2009 Law has clearly set some of the effects stemming from the delay of the Public Administration in finalizing the procedure, by connecting two kinds of “sanctions” to the non-compliance with time limits. Such “sanctions” occur both inside and outside the Public Administration involved (respectively, with reference to the head of unit liability and to the refund for the so-called damage due to delay). These “sanctions” for the useless flowing of time will therefore allow jurisprudence to carry out a revirement of the trend which has so far prevailed and which, as it is common knowledge, denies both the loss of administrative power in case of non-compliance with the time limits, and the unlawfulness of the administrative provision tardily adopted.
SYSTEM OF CHECKS: NEW AND OLD ISSUES
by Roberta Lombardi
The article stems from the observation of the substantial failure of internal efficiency checks regulated by d.lgs. n. 286/1999, almost never implemented in the public administration, to try and evaluate the effects of the recent reform on new public management (as instituted by d.lgs. n. 150/2009) might produce on the aforementioned forms efficiency monitoring. In particolar the attention of the author is focussed on the criteria for the evaluation of management, setting the impact of the norms that redraw the efficiency monitoring system against the background of the unresolved issue of the relationship between poltics and public administration.
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS AND GROUND GOVERNMENT IN THE NEW CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER
by Paola Lombardi
In Italy, administrative functions have received a new account by the constitutional reform of 2001. The new distinction among “fundamental”, “conferred”, “proper” and “assigned” functions, under article 118, requires an examination of the meaning of these expressions. It’s also interesting to see how this distinction is applied in the context of the ground government, even in the light of indications from European law. It’s a matter that is affected, more than the others, by the difficulties owed to the delays (existing in Italy) in the implementation of the constitutional reform at the administrative level.
LISBON TREATY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: NEW PERSPECTIVES REFERRING TO THE CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION AND EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
by Tommaso Pensabene Lionti
The author analyses some important aspects of the impact that the Lisbon Treaty can have in the system of the community tutelage of fundamental rights. In particular the author deals with the central core of those provisions of the law which concern the complicated theme relating to the juridical value of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the relationship between European Union and European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms. The n. 1 article of Lisbon Treaty gives the Charter of Fundamental Rights EU the same juridical value of the treaties. So the author wants to clarify the impasse that this article will determine on the role taken by the Court of justice to protect the fundamental juridical situations. Nevertheless if from one side there is the possibility of an enlargement of protection (recognition of civil and political rights and economical, social and cultural ones), on the other side, some ambiguities appear (as for example, among the light and shade effects of the Treaty, the right of opting out given to some States members). Concerning the new n. 6 article TEU, the author analyses the relationship between the Court of justice and the European Court of Human Rights, highlighting that there are the conditions that give the two Courts the chance to act with synergy; even if some difficulties persist in order to harmonize the two systems of tutelage
PRECAUTIONARY SUSPENSION IN THE JUDICIAL REVIEW OF LEGISLATION
by Manuela Salvago
The aim of this essay deals with the power to order precautionary suspension in the judicial review of legislation. This power was introduced by legge n. 131 del 2003. It presents some interesting problematic aspects, which will be carefully considered. First of all, the essay studies the problem of the most appropriate legal source to regulate the precautionary suspension power. Secondly, it focuses on the object and on the preconditions for the exercise of this power, comparing them with the preconditions of the traditional precautionary protection: fumus boni iuris and periculum in mora. Finally, it examines the Constitutional Court’s ways of exercising this power and its effects.