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As the constitutional court changed with the company

From the very first dispute with Adenauer on decisions to crucifixes and sit-ins to the Phase of the Yes-but-judgments: the societal values changed and the judgments. What always remains: the citizens ' trust in the judges in Karlsruhe.

By Wolfgang Janisch, Karlsruhe Wolfgang Janisch

On the question of what profession he wanted to take, Wolfgang Janisch during his law studies, a standard answer: criminal defense attorney. Really seriously that was meant, and today he is glad it came to nothing, although he keeps the Job for one of the most important in the rule of law. So instead journalism: After various stations in regional Newspapers (Mainzer Rhein-Zeitung, Südwest Presse), and the FAZ, as well as a legal Promotion, with a one-year study stay in the USA, he went, in 1997, as a justice, a political correspondent for the German press Agency to Karlsruhe. Jura from the other side, as an observer of the Federal constitutional court and the Federal court of justice. Since 2010, reports and comments for the SZ. In the meantime, he also writes about the European courts; the location - Karlsruhe, Germany - has remained the same.

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Once again one of these surveys published, a well-known judge: This persistently high level of trust in the population could be almost a little scared. Politicians are at least yellow in the light of the Karlsruhe values regularly with envy. And then this world-wide high attention. No one looks more on the Supreme Court in Washington - the showpiece court is in Karlsruhe, Germany. After the end of the Cold war, Eastern European countries looking for Inspiration: Poland, Hungary, Russia.

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