Myanmar's Constitutional Tribunal received its third case in 2012, and looks to mark another first for the court. The Mon State Hluttaw Speaker has challenged a law as unconstitutional. This is the first time a state or region official has asked the tribunal to strike down a law. The New Light of Myanmar article doesn't mention which law is being challenged. All I know so far is that the law is a Mon State law - as expected given that all of the tribunal judges are appointed by the Union government and would be unlikely to rule against the national government. Nonetheless, this will be the court's first "federalism" decision so it will be interesting to see how it handles the petition.
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