JUDICON at ECPR, Wroclaw

JUDICON project members presented a paper at the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw. The paper entitled Institutional Reforms and Judicial-Legislative Relations in Hungary revealed how institutional changes in the competences and composition of the Hungarian Constitutional Court affected the practice of constitutional adjudication after 2010. It was argued that the strength of decisions and judicial coalitions within the court did not change radically despite a right-wing supermajority in parliament and a right-wing majority at the court until court-packing resulted in a majority of new judges elected after 2010. With the already sitting judges marginalized, instead of an institutional logic the attitudinal model can explain judicial decisions.