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1. 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
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2. 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

3. French expression for impartial judges?

  • La bouche de la loi
  • Les yeux de la verite

4. Who argues that if the UK were to adopt a bill or rights, judges would have a greater role in policy making?

  • Volcansek
  • Strom

5. Which of the following is not an explanation for the rebirth of interest in the legal dimension of politics?

  • expanding body of international law
  • more people are interested in law
  • explosion in constitution making
  • legal character of EU and judicial activism in the US
  • emphasis on human rights


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