The Constitution at a crossroads

EVERY teacher of constitutional law is confronted with some complex questions in class.

How entrenched are constitutionalism and rule of law in our society? Is there supremacy of law over rule of arbitrary power? Are there any effective controls on executive discretion? Is the legal system regulated by a system of checks and balances or have all the institutions for this purpose been co-opted by the political executive to serve its purposes?

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