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1. What does the legitimacy of the FCC rest on?

  • its moral authority and the willingness of the political arm of government to follow its mandates
  • the power of its judges
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2. What does Drewry say has happening in terms of power between the legislature and judiciary in Britain?

  • 'the legislator has diminished the role of the judge by occupying vast fields and then has failed to keep them ploughed'
  • 'the judges have lost their land to the politicians rightfully'

3. Why is the French Conseil Constitutionnel refered to as the 'third branch of the legislature' by Tate?

  • 15 day limit on abstract review means highly political and appointments are political
  • it is in the same building

4. Who argues that if opposition parties can turn legislation into a question of rights, then the success of the porposed legislation is hindered and perhaps even blocked by constitutional courts?

  • Alec Stone Sweet
  • Alec Sweet Stone

5. Who identifies the key feature of a constitution as lying in the provision of a frame of govt , showing original constitutional decisions to be a form of political engineering?

  • Sartori
  • Linz


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