Niels Petersen Do Constitutional Courts Use Balancing to Promote Judicial Activism?
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In an empirical analysis of the German and the South African constitutional courts and the Canadian Supreme Court, the study presented in this video examines the use of the concept of balancing. Contrary to the common understanding, NIELS PETERSEN shows that courts do not use balancing to engange in judicial activism. Instead, they restrain themselves and employ proportionality as an instrument of rationality review, i.e. a means for compensating political market failures.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10012
Verhältnismäßigkeit als Rationalitätskontrolle. Eine Rechtsempirische Studie Verfassungsrechtlicher Rechtsprechung zu den Freiheitsgrundrechten
- Niels Petersen
- Jus Publicum 238
- Published in 2015