Thailand's constitutional democracy will not be perfected until its courts have established an effective check on the majoritarian powers of parliament. This opportunity is now before Thailand's Constitution Court.
A policeman checks the entrance door of the Constitution Court headquarters as part of safety measures amid frequent protests against the charter court by pro-government groups. THITI WANNAMONTHA
The great American chief justice John Marshall (1755 - 1835) gave birth to effective democracy in the United States with his Supreme Court opinions in the early decades of the 19th century when Kings Rama I, Rama II and Rama III ruled in Siam. In this cause of building a good democracy was his opinion in the case of Marbury v Madison.
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