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Constitutional Court of Russia


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The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation is a high court within the judiciary of Russia which is empowered to rule on whether certain laws or presidential decrees are in fact contrary to the Constitution of Russia. Its objective is only to protect the Constitution and deal with a few kinds of disputes where it has original jurisdiction, whereas the highest court of appeal is the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
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    • History 

    • Composition 

    • Powers 

    • Chairpersons 

    • Presidential Envoys to the Constitutional Court