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Constitutional review or judicial activism?

Simina Tanasescu

Constitutional courts have come to play an important role in the transformative processes of their respective states and societies. While legal scholarship is divided on the issue of the beneficial impact that judicial activism of constitutional judges may have on a democratic transition, there is little to support the same conclusion with regard to judicial activism in general. The activism of the Romanian Constitutional Court seems to be discovered as of lately, thus bringing into question its raison d’être.