Quote by: Albie Sachs

Severability is an important concept in the context of the relations between this Court and Parliament; like 'reading down', it is an instrument of judicial restraint which reduces the danger of producing an overbroad judicial reaction to overbroad legislation.


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Author Bio


  • NameAlbie Sachs
  • DescriptionSouth African anti-Apartheid activist leader, author and judge of the Constitutional Court
  • BornJanuary 30, 1935
  • CountrySouth Africa
  • ProfessionJudge; Author