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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. 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

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

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

4. Which of the following is not a model of judicial decision making

  • strategic
  • political
  • attitudinal
  • legal

5. 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'


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