The Court and the Legislature: Constitutional Partners
SLevinson at law.utexas.edu
Sat Mar 31 20:27:07 PDT 2007
Arguably, the South African Constitution has this model. Presidents are allowed to veto bills, but only on constitutional grounds. The legislature can reject the veto, at which time it is sent to the Constitutional Court, which has the last word. If they uphold the law, the president must sign it.
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Subject: The Court and the Legislature: Constitutional Partners
Are there any nations whose legislature is permitted to make constitutional judgments to which the court must respond but can then reject. I don't think this is quite as inexplicable as it might appear. The court has the final judgment but the system gives the legislature a role as providing advisory opinions to which the court must respond. Off-list replies are fine.
Robert Justin Lipkin
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