Constitutional lawyer on Corona judgments: Courts "stricter again"

Justicia, about dts
Justicia, about dts
For the Bonn constitutional lawyer Christian Hillgruber, the latest court decisions to repeal corona rules, such as the bans on accommodation or the Berlin curfew, are no surprise.

"Courts are now stricter again in examining the proportionality of encroachments on freedom," said Hillgruber of "Bild" (Saturday edition). "Differentiating regulations are more difficult to justify than total bans like at the beginning of the corona crisis."

These would have interfered more deeply with freedom, but treated all citizens equally. This explains "why so many regulations are now being collected by the courts". FDP legal expert Stephan Thomae criticized after the judges' rulings a "regulation frenzy of the prime ministers". You have to come back "to ordinary legislative procedures by the parliaments," said Thomae of "Bild". CDU interior expert Christoph de Vries said the "image" with a view to the judgments: "Actionism and small states do not help." Michael Kuffer (CSU) told the newspaper that "clarity and comprehensibility" was the order of the day. According to Kuffer, the corona rules should "not be as complicated as our tax law".