Saved by the Court?

Most of the discourse regarding courts focuses on the debate between traditional and popular constitutionalism. Yet both approaches have faith in a strong political theory. In contrast with the trust in theory, I believe that our knowledge is largely determined by the present reality. That explains why there have been decades of research on high courts emphasizing deficiencies in existing judiciaries without virtually any effect. The stress on protection of rights continues to glow simply because it constitutes a backbone of political imagination native to a modern era.
My paper is going to test this skeptical assumption. The Czech Constitutional Courts serves as a national court of the last resort in all cases. My goal is to evaluate if the court actually helped the petitioners by remanding the case. I intend to track the representative sample of 10 years old cases to the final ruling and assess whether the remanding had at least noticeable effect on the litigants.