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On dismissing the instituted legal proceedings

THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF
THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

D E C I S I O N

Concerning the dismissal of initiated legal proceedings

13 October 1993, Vilnius

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, composed from the Justices of the Constitutional Court: Algirdas Gailiūnas, Kęstutis Lapinskas, Pranas Vytautas Rasimavičius, Stasys Stačiokas, Teodora Staugaitienė and Juozas Žilys

The court reporter—Rolanda Stimbirytė

Juozas Bernatonis, acting as the representative of the Seimas, the party concerned

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, in a court hearing, having examined the issue pertaining to the dismissal of the initiated legal proceedings of case No. 1,

has established:

A group of the members of the Seimas, the petitioner, request an investigation into the compliance of the provision “Radio and Television of the Republic of Lithuania as well as national newspapers while reporting on the Seimas sittings shall also release a communique. Mass media reportings shall be devoid of comments on the Seimas activities” established in Paragraph 2 of Article 137 of Chapter IV of the Seimas Statute with Articles 25 and 44 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Lithuania. On 12 October 1993, the Seimas adopted the legal act “On the Alteration of Article 137 of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Statute”. With the adoption of this legal act the Seimas in fact abrogated the impugned legal act which is a ground for the dismissal of the initiated legal proceedings in the case.

Conforming to Paragraph 4 of Article 69 of the Law on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania adopts the following

decision:

To dismiss the initiated legal proceedings of the case.

Justices of the Constitutional Court:

Algirdas Gailiūnas                           Kęstutis Lapinskas                        Pranas Vytautas Rasimavičius

Stasys Stačiokas                              Teodora Staugaitienė                    Juozas Žilys