Constitutional Review in France

@article{Beardsley1975ConstitutionalRI,
  title={Constitutional Review in France},
  author={James E. Beardsley},
  journal={The Supreme Court Review},
  year={1975},
  volume={1975},
  pages={189 - 259}
}
  • James E. Beardsley
  • Published 1 January 1975
  • Law, Political Science, History
  • The Supreme Court Review
From the fall of the ancien regime until 4 October 1958, the French resisted every effort o subject legislation to effective constitutional restraint. The judges of both the judicial and the administrative courts refused to examine any plea founded on the unconstitutionality of an act of Parliament or, indeed, of any other manifestation of la loi. Several attempts to establish nonjudicial organs of constitutional review foundered in institutional weakness and in the political impossibility of… 
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