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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

In the UK laws can be declared incompatible with the UK's human rights legislation. While it doesn't force parliament to reconsider the law it sends a clear signal that they really should go and have ...
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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

From my understanding, (and if I am mistaken, then just take this as a hypothetical) it is not clear to everyone whether the constitution allows states to limit the right to abortions. So when Roe V. ...
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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

The Constitutional Court of Latvia reviews cases where a law may be incompatible with the Satversme (constitution). The court has the power to declare laws or government decrees void, in full or in ...
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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

poland We have a Constitutional Tribunal (Trybunał Konstytucyjny). If someone uses up all of the appeal options, gets a verdict by Supreme Court or The Supreme Administrative Court, and believes that ...
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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

Courts everywhere “force” legislatures to legislate by declining to act to fill in gaps left by outdated laws or striking down statutes that are deemed defective. Other parts of the government are ...
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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

germanycivil-law there was a way for supreme court judges to resolve ambiguities The Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court), through a Verfassungsbeschwerde (constitutional ...
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Do countries (with rule of law) exist where a court can require the legislature to vote on a law in order to clear ambiguities?

common-law No. That would go against the very purpose of courts of law. First, it would break the principle of separation of power between legislators (and I'm not saying "law makers" for ...
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