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Constitutional Court Ruling February 2017 — 1 Comment

  1. It all comes down to political competition between different law enforcement entities, Chikov says, which involves not just the Supreme Court but also prosecutors, investigators from the Investigative Committee, and other government bodies who might want to keep the article the way it is in order to have a tool with which to crack down on the Kremlin s political opponent. The success of the Constitutional Court s ruling depends heavily on whether there is a  powerful enough political force supporting it, the lawyer adds, because the Constitutional Court alone and its chief justice Valery Zorkin don t have enough political weight to push it forward.