The decision followed a statement from a constitutional law committee that deemed the proposal too vague and not in compliance with the constitution.
Giorgio Lattanzi, the president of Italy’s Constitutional Court, said Friday that forming a register of people of Roma ethnicity would be a breach of the charter.
To be sure, defenders have their strongest argument in the U.S. Constitution. But even there, the strikes were unconstitutional.
The Constitution only grants to the president the power as commander in chief to „suppress insurrections and repel invasions.“ Yet without an insurrection or invasion, Congress has the power to declare war, and the Framers intended this power to be Congress’ alone: „All legislative powers herein granted [including to declare war] shall be vested“ in Congress.