CREECA Spring 2022 Weekly Lecture Series
Judicial Dissent Under Autocracy: Evidence from the Russian Constitutional Court with Yulia Khalikova
Thursday, February 3, 2022
206 Ingraham Hall
Except for in very rare circumstances, separate opinions do not lead to changes in law or policy, but judges spend their time and resources to author them. In authoritarian regimes, dissents are even less expected: why would judges publicly voice their disagreement with the majority given the higher personal risks of expressing such discontent? Yulia Khalikova examines when judges are more likely to express dissenting opinions.