Ceding Power Ruling Shows Court's Weakness in EU Matters

The ruling on Wednesday by the Federal Constitutional Court on the euro bailout fund makes one thing very clear: The Karlsruhe-based institution will not stop European integration because it can't. The justices have created expectations among the people that they are no longer able to fulfill.
Justices with the German Federal Constitutional Court, including President Andreas Vosskuhle (center):

Justices with the German Federal Constitutional Court, including President Andreas Vosskuhle (center):

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