Portugal's post-coup Constitution thwarts government's financial ambitions

  • by: BARRY HATTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 3:00 AM

LISBON, Portugal — Three times over the past year, the 13 judges of Portugal's Constitutional Court have solemnly filed into a tall-ceilinged room in Lisbon's 19th-century Palacio Ratton and slammed the brakes on key steps in the country's attempts to overhaul its economy.

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