Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Keywords

Chief Justice of the United States, President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany

Abstract

This article, which was a contribution to a Symposium on the office of the Chief Justice of the United States, compares that office with the office of President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. The article concludes that, while the American Chief Justice possesses more authority in most formal respects, the President of the German Court has on occasion exercised an informal public or private influence that goes well beyond anything of the sort that has been attempted (recently at least) by the American Chief Justice.

Journal

154 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1853 (2006).

Recommended Citation

154 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1853 (2006).

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