Topics Supreme court powers

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

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Establishes the competencies of the supreme court, other than adjudication and review of legislation. Such powers may include supervision of elections, impeachment of the executive, review of treaties, or other specified functions.



Survey Questions

  • What additional powers does the highest ordinary court have besides reviewing legislation?