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New Mandala published a pretty damning article claiming that Thailand has become a juristocracy. I disagree on the extent and uniformity of the partisanship (see my 2010 New Mandala piece for my thoughts), but I think Eugenie provides an interesting point on the importance of the judicial oath of office and how it differs from oath for other important political officials.

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May 31, 2014 · 12:45

Foreign Policy on Thai Constitutional Court

Jake Scobey at Foreign Policy interviewed me on May 7, 2014, to discuss the recent constitutional crisis in Thailand. It’s a useful summary of the Thai Constitutional Court’s role in recent Thai politics. For the record, I’m a bit more sanguine about the Court and even noted in my article that pre-2006 the Court had a reputation for leaning towards Thaksin. However, I believe the article is correct in its concern that the Thai constitutional system has too many checks and not enough balance between the branches of government.

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