Erich Emminger

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Erich Emminger
Minister of Justice
In office
23 November 1923 – 15 April 1924
Chancellor Wilhelm Marx
Preceded by Gustav Radbruch
Succeeded by Curt Joël
Personal details
Born (1880-06-25)25 June 1880
Eichstätt
Died 30 August 1951(1951-08-30) (aged 71)
Munich
Political party Center
BVP

Erich Emminger (25 June 1880 – 30 August 1951) was a German politician. He was member of the Center Party from 1913-1918 and the Bavarian People's Party (BVP) 1920-1933. He served as Minister of Justice in the Weimar Republic from 23 November 1923[1] to 15 April 1924 under Chancellor Wilhelm Marx.

His tenure as Minister of Justice saw some of the most tumultuous times in the Weimar Republic, including the peak of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic[2] and the Occupation of the Ruhr,[3][4] during which the country was ruled by fiat under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution and several enabling acts (in particular the Marxsches Ermächtigungsgesetz of 8 December 1923).[3][5] One of the laws passed during this time was the so-called Emminger Reform of 4 January 1924 that among other things abolished the jury as trier of fact and replaced it with a mixed system of judges and lay judges in Germany's judiciary which still exists today.[1][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b Vogler 2005, p. 244.
  2. ^ Fischer 2010, p. 64.
  3. ^ a b Mulligan 2005, p. 173.
  4. ^ Shirer 1990, p. 64.
  5. ^ Casper & Zeisel 1972, p. 140.
  6. ^ Kahn-Freund 1974, footnote 73, p. 18.
  7. ^ Casper & Zeisel 1972, p. 135.

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