By Mark Tushnet
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Contents: advent 1. Constitution-Making 2. The buildings of Constitutional assessment and a few Implications for great Constitutional legislation three. The constitution of Rights research: Proportionality, ideas, and overseas legislations four. The constitution of presidency end Index
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The political effort needed to gain agreement that the policy difficulty flows from one or a few identifiable constitutional provisions, coupled with the political effort needed to adopt the policy, may lead people to treat the obstacle as one of the occasional costs of operating the constitution for the government’s daily operations. Of course, this analysis would lose a great deal of force were the policy being blocked regarded by its proponents as a truly important one. Ignoring the constitution might prove impossible in practice.
40 THE STRUCTURES OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW 41 Systems of constitutional review add to all these possibilities the further one that courts can find primary legislation unlawful. Essentially all modern constitutions reject parliamentary supremacy in favor of some form of constitutional review, with New Zealand the only system that remains committed in theory to parliamentary supremacy. ) The contemporary issues of constitutional design, then, deal with the form of constitutional review, not whether to have it.
Knowing of the constitution-writers’ suspicions, the interpreters may confirm them through grudging interpretation. Yet, here it may be unclear whether we are observing the psychological effects Dixon describes or the confirmation of the predictive judgment the constitution-writers made. Now consider constitutional interpretation over the longer term. ” principle. That is, 36 ADVANCED INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW the constitution-writers have passed from the scene, it is unclear why interpreters should now be concerned with reciprocating the trust or mistrust exhibited by the constitution-writers.
Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet