German Federal Constitutional Court found several provisions of Bavarian Constitution Protection Act unconstitutional-26/04/2022

In a judgment pronounced today, the First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court found several provisions of the Bavarian Constitution Protection Act (Bayerisches Verfassungschutzgesetz – BayVSG) incompatible with the Basic Law (Grundgesetz – GG) because certain powers conferred upon the Bavarian domestic intelligence service, the Land Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz), violate fundamental rights.

Rules of Procedure of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany-2014

Before the start of a judicial year, each Senate shall decide, with effect from the start of that judicial year, on the principles on how cases are assigned to the Justices, including the presiding Justices, as reporting Justices. Deviations from these principles shall be permissible during the judicial year only if they become necessary due to excessive workloads or Justices being unable to perform their functions for an extended period.

The investigative process – The Attorney General in Düsseldorf

The initiation of an investigation usually presupposes that a criminal prosecution authority becomes aware of facts that justify the suspicion that a criminal offense has been committed or is still ongoing. They can obtain this knowledge based on a criminal complaint filed by a citizen - not necessarily the person injured by the crime. However, it is just as possible that the prosecuting authority learns about the facts giving rise to suspicion through a newspaper publication or that a public prosecutor or a police officer makes corresponding observations themselves, for example as a road user.

Coronavirus Surveillance Ordinance – Federal Republic of Germany 2021

Laboratories and the facilities mentioned in Section 23 (3) sentence 1 of the Infection Protection Act that examine test material and isolates of pathogens in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and carry out full genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the Federal Republic of Germany (investigative bodies) are obliged to provide assembled full genome sequences of isolates of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for each individual case of full genome sequencing in a form defined by the Robert Koch Institute for the purpose of monitoring the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus surveillance) in pseudonymised form to the Robert Koch Institute. 

Act on the Federal Constitutional Court-Germany

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.

Code of Conduct for the Justices of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany

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.

Oberregierungsrat Leybold’s Statement about Adolf Hitler in prison-1924

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.

Constitution of Germany 1949

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.