What if the RoL principle as set up in the EU Member States’ legal systems belongs not only to their common constitutional tradition but constitute their own constitutional identity?

The RoL principle together with its discontents became one of the fundamental imperatives of EU law. It derives from the common heritage of all EU member states and forms what can be called their common constitutional tradition. This community-based character of the principle has been recognized also in a wider context than the EU.
EU law must recognize not only what is common in the MSs’ legal traditions. Even though it recently has become increasingly challenged, the EU is bound to respect the constitutional identities of the MSs. In my paper, I would like to try to answer whether in any MS (especially out of those with centralized constitutional scrutiny) exist any particular elements of the principle, which demand recognition under art. 4(2) TEU. I will also propose a way of managing such divergences with what can be labelled as “sequential model of adjudication” by the CJEU and domestic courts instead of them engaging in another chapter of the “last word” battle.