Romania's Constitutional Court has decided that a legislative provision that puts an end to trial delays caused by exceptions of unconstitutionality was constitutional. The legislation was challenged at the Constitutional Court by 40 opposition Senators. The exception of constitutionality invoked in a trial would no longer delay the trial, as it happened in high corruption cases or other major trial so far.

The draft legislation was passed with 68 votes by the Romanian Senate on August 24. In May 2009, a similar bill fell with 68 votes in favor - one less than necessary. The piece of legislation removes a line from a 1992 law on the organisation and functioning of the Constitutional Court, saying that during the period when an exception of constitutionality is judged, the judging of the related case is suspended.