They must be qualified to hold judicial office under the German Judiciary Act or must be the holder of the Diplomjurist degree awarded before 3 October 1990 in the territory referred to in Article 3 of the Unification Treaty and must be allowed to take up a regulated legal profession in accordance with the provisions of the Unification Treaty. If a lawyer is appointed as Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court, his or her rights arising from admission to practise as a lawyer shall be suspended for the duration of the period of office.
The members of the Court exercise their duties independently and impartially, without bias as to personal, social or political interests or relations. In their entire conduct, they are mindful of ensuring that no doubts arise concerning their neutrality in the exercise of their office with regard to social, political, religious or ideological groups. This does not exclude affiliation with and, subject to due restraint, involvement in such groups as well as participating in the general social discourse.
Anyone who suffers from an inheritable disease may be surgically sterilised if, in the judgement of medical science, it could be expected that his descendants will suffer from serious inherited mental or physical defects.
At the beginning of his imprisonment he received a large number of visitors, but in the last few months he has discouraged them and withdrawn himself from political discussion. He writes very few letters, and for the most part they are letters of thanks. He is entirely taken up with the writing of his book, which is due to appear in the next few weeks. It consists of his autobiography together with his thoughts about the bourgeoisie, Jewry and Marxism, the German revolution and Bolshevism, and the National Socialist movement with the events leading up to November 8, 1923.
Unless otherwise provided by a law, a German within the meaning of this Basic Law is a person who possesses German citizenship or who has been admitted to the territory of the German Reich within the boundaries of 31 December 1937 as a refugee or expellee of German ethnic origin or as the spouse or descendant of such person. Former German citizens who between 30 January 1933 and 8 May 1945 were deprived of their citizenship on political, racial or religious grounds, and their descendants, shall on application have their citizenship restored. They shall be deemed never to have been deprived of their citizenship if they have established their domicile in Germany after 8 May 1945 and have not expressed a contrary intention.
A TREATISE ON THE SITUATION, MANNERS AND INHABITANTS OF GERMANY THE whole of Germany is thus bounded; it is separated from Gaul, from Rhœtia and Pannonia, by the rivers Rhine and Danube; from Sarmatia and Dacia by mutual fear, or…