Constitutional Justice under Old Constitutions confronts different national experiences within the framework of a common subject matter, viz., questions arising from the application of old constitutional texts within one system or another of judicial review. Every chapter presents valuable materials and reflections for further exploration on a comparative as well as a national basis.
The countries covered are the United States, Norway, Belgium and France; all countries having an old constitution. The following questions are dealt with:
the emergence of judicial review of national legislation
the interpretation of old constitutional texts
complementary sources to old constitutional texts
the application of old constitutions in modern societies
the legitimacy of judicial review of legislation