Advocate-General

Advocate-General

an officer who assists the COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Advocate-Generals are not members of the Court but are selected in much the same way and have to be equally qualified. It is a peculiarly European office, so does not have an obvious analogy in UK procedure. The Advocate-General will appear at the hearing and may ask questions of parties. Thereafter in open court the Advocate-General will deliver an opinion on the legal position. Thereafter the matter is considered by the Court without the Advocate-General. As the Court does not sometimes express detailed judgments, again in the continental tradition, the opinion, if followed, is a useful indication of the possible reasoning of the Court and is accordingly published along with the decision in the official reports.
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If the Advocate-General attaches importance to the deposition of Monsieur Joseph Rouletabille, I see no reason why this witness should not give us the name of the murderer.
Crushed and impoverished by taxation -- imposed by Mazarin, whose avarice impelled him to grind them down to the very dust -- the people, as the Advocate-General Talon described it, had nothing left to them except their souls; and as those could not be sold by auction, they began to murmur.
6) The court ordered the revocation of the citizenship of the ten convicts, the Advocate-General said.
Only granting green certificates to national renewable energy producers contradicts rules on the free movement of goods, inscribed in Article 34 of the EU Treaty, said the EU Court of Justice's Advocate-General, Yves Bot, on 28 January, delivering conclusions on litigation between the wind energy company Alands Vindkraft and the Swedish government.
New Delhi, June 4 ( ANI ): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday condemned West Bengal Advocate-General Bimal Chatterjee's 'insulting' remarks in the Calcutta High Court that the State Election Commission's demands were like those of a beautiful lady for, and demanded a public apology from him.
The BJP government in Karnataka suffered another setback on Wednesday, with Advocate-General B.
Earlier this year the Luxembourg court's Advocate-General backed her case in a legal "opinion", declaring: "European Union law does not make it possible to prohibit the live transmission of Premier League football matches in pubs by means of foreign decoder cards.
The ruling came a step closer yesterday when an Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice advised judges to back the right of Karen Murphy to use a Greek decoder in her Portsmouth pub to screen matches.
But Ms Murphy took her case to the EU Court and yesterday Advocate-General Julie Kokott said blocking her right to use far cheaper Greek decoders to screen matches breached EU single market rules.
Now an Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has said she was guilty of "favouritism".
Although judgment has not yet been delivered, the Marks & Spencer (M&S) case has been heard by the ECJ and the Advocate-General has issued an opinion.
The landmark case brought by Marks & Spencer could cost the Government millions in enforced tax regime changes if yesterday's "opinion" by an Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice is upheld in a final ruling later this year.

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