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Taking the Review of the Justices by the People Seriously : Dismissal Breeds Appointment
creator
subject
国民審査
最高裁判所
直接民主制
review by the people
the Supreme Court
direct democracy
NDC
Law
abstract
On the Constitution of Japan, we the people can directly review and dismiss some judges of the Supreme Court at the first general election of members of the House of Representatives following their appointment. But no Justice has ever been dismissed. It is partly because the reveiw process was made in favor of silent assent and easy approval. I contend that the people and the opposition parties should have known of the judiciary and consciously dismissed as many dull or older Justices as could. If so, the new administration, whether it consisted of the ever-ruling party or the former opposition ones, could have appointed much more bright and relatively younger lawyers as new Justices, and then we could have got more chances to take part in the judicature and construct the more democratic Court indirectly. I suggest that at least dissident voters should dismiss all judges appointed by the old Cabinet except bright ones, so that the new government made by the new ruling party can renew the Court partly too. Indirect democracy approaches more direct one through concrete pledges. If only your party gives a pledge on the judicial appointment!
journal title
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education
issue
Issue 51
start page
43
end page
52
date of issued
2003-03-28
publisher
広島大学大学院教育学研究科
国立情報学研究所
issn
1346-5554
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Education
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