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Ancillary Powers of Constitutional Courts

Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago


This chapter surveys powers of constitutional courts beyond the exercise of judicial review. It argues that the assignment of such powers is largely a result of the success of constitutional courts in their core role. More ancillary powers, however, risks destabilizing constitutional courts as they are drawn into major political conflicts.

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Tom Ginsburg. "Ancillary Powers of Constitutional Courts" Institutions and Public Law: Comparative Perspectives. Ed. Tom Ginsburg and Robert A. Kagan. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004. 225-244.
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