Frank-Walter Steinmeier appoints two new judges


Federal President Steinmeier with the newly appointed Federal Constitutional Judge Fetzer

The two new constitutional judges both come from Baden-Württemberg.


(Photo: dpa)

Berlin Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has the two federal judges Rhona Fetzer and Thomas Offenloch as judges Federal Constitutional Court appointed. On Wednesday in Berlin, he presented the resigning judges Monika Hermanns and Peter Michael Huber with the certificates of dismissal and awarded them the Federal Cross of Merit. “Their very different personalities were a huge asset to that Federal Constitutional Court and a stroke of luck for our democracy,” said Steinmeier.

Fetzer and Offenloch were elected by the Bundestag in mid-December. Both are “top lawyers from Baden-Württemberg” and “well equipped” for the tasks ahead of them, said the Federal President. Fetzer was most recently chairwoman of the 8th civil senate of the Federal Court of Justice, Offenloch worked as a judge in the 6th civil senate of the Federal Court of Justice. Both are now moving to the 2nd Senate of the highest German court.

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