28. July 2023

OPPENLÄNDER wins dispute over investigative committee

The Saarland state parliament does not have to amend the composition of the committee of enquiry into the Saarland authorities’ handling of the arson attack of 19 September 1991. It remains the case that only the SPD parliamentary group is represented in the committee of enquiry with three full members and the CDU parliamentary group with two full members. The AfD parliamentary group is only allowed one “permanent advisory member”, who has many rights but no voting rights.

An application by the AfD parliamentary group for a temporary injunction to obtain full member status was rejected by the Saarland Constitutional Court in a decision of 28 July 2023.

Professor Dr. Christofer Lenz and Dr. Henrike Schulte represented the Saarland Parliament.

OPPENLÄNDER regularly represents parliaments and other state bodies in proceedings before constitutional courts.

Dr. Henrike Schulte und Prof. Dr. Christofer Lenz

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04. August 2023

Constitutionality of the Separation Principle in Gambling Law Confirmed

Constitutional complaints of betting brokers successfully rejected: separation requirement under Gambling Law compatible with the State Constitution. In the constitutional complaint proceedings for the State of Baden-Württemberg, OPPENLÄNDER has in each case commented on the compatibility of the separation requirement with the requirements of the Basic Law and the State Constitution.

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03. August 2023

OPPENLÄNDER fends off state liability claims against the state of Baden-Württemberg

The event bans in the so-called first lockdown were appropriate, necessary and proportionate. The associated encroachment on Articles 12 and 14 of the German Constitution was therefore lawful. There are no claims for compensation under state liability law.

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03. August 2023

Baden-Württemberg may use the “Fauler Pelz” in Heidelberg for hospital treatment order

OPPENLÄNDER attorneys Prof. Dr. Christofer Lenz, Dr. Jens Ritter and Dr. Maximilian Stützel, who are active in public building law, have successfully advised Baden-Württemberg in the dispute over the use of the former prison "Fauler Pelz" in Heidelberg.

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24. July 2023

OPPENLÄNDER wins dispute over debt brake

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a dispute between organs of the FDP parliamentary group against the 2021 state budget as inadmissible. OPPENLÄNDER represented the Landtag as budget legislator.

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