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Luxembourg lawyer files suit to annul national EU constitution referendum

[JURIST] A lawyer in Luxembourg [Wikipedia backgrounder] filed suit Tuesday challenging the country's July 10th referendum approving [JURIST report] the European Constitution [official website; JURIST news archive]. Lawyer Roy Reding [firm website; profile] claims the government violated Luxembourg's constitution [text] by providing public funding to support a "yes" vote for the EU constitution but not providing the same funding to support a "no" vote. Reding also alleges that Prime Minister Jean-Claude Junker [official profile] promoted television ads which had "absolutely no information content" and were "psychological manipulation of the voter." Reding has called for the cancellation of the referendum's results [official website]. EUobserver has more.

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