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Farewell to the ECJ? We may end up obeying laws but having no say in them | Catherine Barnard

The UK has punched above its weight in court decisions. Such influence will be surrendered as Brexit becomes a reality

Why exactly is the European court of justice (ECJ) the subject of such unrelenting vilification by the Brexiters? To lawyers familiar with the court’s judgments, this has always been something of a mystery.

This is, after all, the court that ruled that the European Central Bank was wrong to insist that euro clearing houses should be based in the eurozone. A triumph for the City of London.

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