The special counsel investigation (2017-2019)

  • Luigi Melica


Abstract: L’indagine del consulente speciale (2017-2019) – Unlike civil law systems, in the USA there are "special" investigations carried out against top officers and politicians belonging to the Executive branch. The application of the special investigations includes also exceptional derogations from the constitutional principle of separation of powers. The prediction of this peculiar mechanism in the US system has had a troubled history. Starting from its very first applications and following its evolution, the aim of this article is to highlight its characteristics and shadow points also in the current recent implementation of the years 2017-2019. 

Apr 20, 2021
How to Cite
MELICA, Luigi. The special counsel investigation (2017-2019). DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 1, apr. 2021. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2022.
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