Before the hearing of the Federal constitutional court regarding the sanctions in the Hartz-IV-law called Left a the judge biased. The criticism of the left faction in the Bundestag against the new Vice-presidents of courts, Stephan Harbarth.
The First Senate of the constitutional court, negotiated today, Tuesday, about the question of whether deductions from the Hartz-IV-sentence as a punishment compatible with the basic law. Harbarth, who chairs the Senate since December, was previously for the CDU in the Bundestag. As a member of Parliament he had voted in June 2018 for the continuation of sanctions. "He should not participate in the verdict," said the Chairman of the group, Dietmar Bartsch of the Rheinische Post about the former CDU Bundestag deputies. "I find the process quite problematic, since Mr. Harbarth has had co-decided laws, which are put to the test."
Who takes the help of the state, must actively seek a Job. Those who do not meet these requirements, and punishes the Second book of the social code with cuts to benefits. In the worst case, the sanctions can go so far that the Concerned without support stand. With less benefits, Hartz IV living receiver, among other things, then, if you miss appointments at the job centre. According to the latest Figures from 2017, the year an average of about 136 800 are capable of working with at least one sanction assigned.
The Review of the social court had initiated in the Thuringian town of Gotha. The judge is there to keep the sanctions to be unconstitutional, among other things, because they see the guarantee of the subsistence minimum hurt. Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) wants to be present in Karlsruhe. The verdict is expected in a few months.