Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How Influential is the US Supreme Court Abroad?

I think this is an interesting question. In Argentina, for instance, US Supreme Court decisions often are quoted by our Supreme Court and are seen as an authoritative source. Studies suggest that, early in the 20th century, the Argentine Supre Court would follow the steps taken by the US Court, but 10 or 15 years after. We have, then, our own Marbury v. Madison and our own Lochner series of decisions. The doctrines of the US Supreme Court decisions are taught in law schools - specially, in constitutional law and criminal procedure case law. I wonder whether recent and forthcoming changes at the US Supreme Court will yield influential doctrine and case law as it has been the case so far.

1 comment:

  1. In Germany the Supreme Court does not make too much headlines. Germans wrongfully believe that the President is the alldecisive figure in the political system. Although the German Constitutional Court is the very copy of its American predecessor.


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