Trial in Davigo

Trial in Davigo

The political notist Francesco Damato explains the latest news concerning the magistrate Pier Camillo Davigo

As expected, or rather taken for granted, Pier Camillo Davigo remained at home in Corrado Formigli's televised clean sweep, at 7, even after losing at least the first half of the game played at the Superior Council of the Judiciary to remain there even as a retiree.

The second half of the match, as we know, will be played in the regional administrative court of Lazio, to which the now ex magistrate has announced an appeal not for ringworm, as perhaps those who do not esteem him think, but out of conviction, sure as it is that the majority of the Superior Council, however large in his case, was wrong in deciding its forfeiture before the end of the four-year mandate conferred on it in 2018 by its 2,500-odd voters.

On his return from Formigli, this time in the role of a pensioner, Davigo seemed to me resigned in the sense not of resigning, of course, but of modest, humble, measured even in his gestures, as the dictionary of the Italian language that I specifically consulted before writing says. , because with albeit a former magistrate you must always be careful to use words in order not to be sued: much more careful than him when he talks about others. Like when he said – if I'm not mistaken, right in the clean square of Formigli, or in some other television lounge – that "the politicians have not stopped stealing, they have only stopped being ashamed". Or like when he divided at least the defendants, if not all the Italians, between those who get away with acquittal and those who instead get the well-deserved sentence.

I also believe in this type of language, indeed I fear that he referred a few days ago in the Fatto Quotidiano – and where else? – a friend and admirer of Davigo like Giancarlo Caselli, praising his "stinging" frankness in an article of solidarity. And a recommendation to readers not to forget "the many merits" disowned, in particular, by those who "celebrate even in a sprawling way" the retirement of the famous "Dr. Sottile" of the Milan judicial pool, protagonist of the "anti corruption" season known as that of "Clean hands". Notoriously, despite some unpleasant suicide and numerous acquittals, neither the one nor the other mentioned by Caselli, marked the end of the so-called first Republic. And it led to the birth of the equally so-called Second Republic, but with the unexpected electoral victory of Silvio Berlusconi . Cui Caselli reproached the "crusades started" against the judiciary "later – it is not a mystery – to the numerous trials against him and some of his closest collaborators", wrote Davigo's friend, colleague and defender with the style and confidence, so to speak, of a historian trained in the school of Tacitus.

With understandable and historic confidence, Davigo said , returning to the clean square of la 7, that his "greatest pride is in having done my duty to the best of my ability". To the best of his ability, I am sure too. At best in an absolute sense, without ever having exaggerated in tones and decisions, I am frankly less certain, much less.

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:05:10 +0000.