Kim Lane Scheppele

  • Can Poland be Sanctioned by the EU? Not Unless Hungary is Sanctioned Too

    On Thursday, 27 October, the deadline set by the European Commission for Poland to comply with the Commission’s Rule of Law Recommendation expires. The Recommendation requires the Polish government to publish all decisions of the Constitutional Court and follow them. As of this writing, the two key judgments nullifying laws that were designed to cripple the Court remain unpublished.

    Kim Lane Scheppele/ Verfassungsblog- 42 Leser -
  • Legal but not Fair: Viktor Orbán’s New Supermajority

    with Miklós Bánkuti in Princeton and Zoltán Réti in Budapest* Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party coasted to a clear victory in last weekend’s Hungarian election, as expected. The governing party got 45% of the vote, but the new “rules of the game” turned this plurality vote into two thirds of the seats in the parliament.

    Kim Lane Scheppele/ Verfassungsblog- 9 Leser -
  • Legal but not Fair: Viktor Orbán’s New Supermajority

    Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party coasted to a clear victory in last weekend’s Hungarian election, as expected. The governing party got 45% of the vote, but the new “rules of the game” turned this plurality vote into two thirds of the seats in the parliament. A continuing two-thirds parliamentary majority allows Orbán to govern without constraint because he can change the constitution at will.

    Kim Lane Scheppele/ Verfassungsblog- 46 Leser -
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