Monday, February 15, 2010

Conseil Constitutionnel

Dominique Schnapper reflects on her tenure on the Conseil Constitutionnel. The discussion brings out some of the peculiarities of the CC: its composition ("club des notables"), nominating procedure, legal competence, political one-sidedness (in its present form). There is also one interesting gossipaceous tidbit: Schnapper reveals that Chirac attempted to appoint a person from the opposition, but she refused. Who might that have been?

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