Litigating federalism: An empirical analysis of decisions of the Belgian Constitutional Court

L. Dalla Pellegrina, J. de Mot, Michael Faure, N. Garoupa

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Abstract

Belgian Constitutional Court ? Conflicts between regions, communities and the central government ? Allocation of competences ? Decisions with high political content ? Degree of political alignment between the parties in litigation and judicial behaviour at the Court ? Empirical testing ? All decisions of the Belgian Constitutional Court, 1985-2012 ? Alignment between the alleged political preferences of the judges and the political affiliation of the Petitioner increases the rate of success of the latter
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-346
Number of pages42
JournalEuropean Constitutional Law Review
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE
  • POLITICS
  • SPANISH

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