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Unison in Constitutional Interpretation: Doctrinal Developments by the Lithuanian and Moldovan Constitutional Courts (on the form of governance)
AbstractThis article is devoted to the analysis of some decisions of the Constitutional Courts of Lithuania and of the Republic of Moldova, which, according to the author of this article, are indicative of a “constitutional unison”, as the courts, in dealing with similar issues, delivered comparable judgments at times knowing that similar decisions have been rendered by the other court and, at times, possibly, without being fully aware of the existence of similar rationales by the other court, since certain
President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania: „It is not permitted to adopt any such amendments to the Constitution that would lead to constitutional deadlocks“
An interview with Dainius Žalimas, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania centres on one of the recent judgments of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, which has generated much attention and debate and was handed down for the first time to declare the unconstitutionality of the amendments to the Constitution concerning the procedure for electing the President of the state. The interview includes questions on the role of the Constitutional Court of Moldova in
Preserving Democracy: the On-Going Fight between the Court and the Government
The relationship between the Constitutional Court and the Government became strained after the 2013 case concerning the Broadcasting Law when the Constitutional Court nullified the norm, according to which the Broadcasting Board would automatically change with the change in the adoption of the law. The situation turned into a physical confrontation and reached its culmination in September 2015, after the Gigi Ugulava (former Mayor of Tbilisi) case when the court limited 9-months pre-trial detention. From then to date the two
Constitutional Tribunal of Poland: changes in the appointment of judges (legal analysis)
Legal opinion on the analysis of the changes to the Act on the Constitutional Tribunal and of the changes in the make-up of the Constitutional Tribunal in the light of the fundamental values of a democratic state of law lying at the base of the European Union, in particular Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union. Prof. Dr. hab. Dr. h.c. Bogusław Banaszak,University of Zielona Góra,Poland  1. IntroductionThis paper is not intended to offer a comprehensive analysis of the changes
Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Constitution says government can favor religion
 Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Constitution says government can favor religion    By David Gibson Religion News Service4 January 2016Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is never shy about voicing his strong, and strongly conservative, opinions about the role of religion in American society, and he has once again made headlines with what he called a "sermon" in which he said the U.S. Constitution can favor religion over "nonreligion."In fact, Scalia told a gathering at a Catholic high school near New Orleans on Saturday
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