Who will lead renewed Russia's Supreme Court?
Merger of the Supreme Court and Supreme Commercial Court
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed merging the Supreme Court with the Supreme Commercial Court in June 2013. This reform requires amendments to the Russian Constitution. Currently, the Supreme Court presides over all civil lawsuits, criminal cases and those involving administrative offenses, while the Supreme Commercial Court presides over all economic disputes. The merger proposal has been met with controversy by the lawyer community.