Italy to nix magistrates’ jumping from justice to politics

Italian Justice Minister Marta Cartabia meets the media following a cabinet meeting, at Rome's Chigi Palace Premier office, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. Premier Mario Draghi’s government on Friday approved a key reform to Italy’s much-criticized justice system, making it impossible for magistrates to jump directly between judicial careers and politics and back again. Reforms for the country’s justice system are among requirements imposed by the European Union to receive billions of euros in pandemic recovery funds. The reform aims to put an end to the practice of “revolving door magistrates who take on a political post,’’ Justice Minister Marta Cartabia told reporters after the Cabinet meeting. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Italy to nix magistrates’ jumping from justice to politics