Karl Huber (Jurist, 1948)

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Karl Huber (* 1948 in Weiden in der Oberpfalz) is a German jurist. From 2005 to 2015 he was President of both the Munich Higher Regional Court and the Bavarian Constitutional Court.


Huber joined the then municipal police of the state capital Munich in 1966 as a civil servant in the intermediate service, then took up studies in law and, after passing the state examination, worked in the Bavarian judicial service from 1981. He received his doctorate from the University of Munich in 1982 on the subject of § 34 StGB (German Criminal Code) as a justification for sovereign action . From 1995 to 2001 he held the office of Vice-President of the Munich Higher Regional Court and from 2001 to 2005 that of Chief Public Prosecutor in Munich. From 2 March 2005 he was President of the Munich Higher Regional Court and also President of the Bavarian Constitutional Court.[1]

On 6 July 2007, Huber was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit.[2]

In May 2014, the Constitutional Court, under Huber’s chairmanship, ruled that Horst Seehofer’s Bavarian state government must provide information to the opposition in the state parliament about how much money from budgetary funds the five cabinet members Ludwig Spaenle, Helmut Brunner, Beate Merk, Franz Josef Pschierer, Bernd Sibler as well as Gerhard Eck had paid to their family members in connection with the relatives affair. Even the conservative newspaper Die Welt considered this a strong slap in the face for the state government.[3]

Karl Huber retired at the end of February 2015. Peter Küspert was appointed as his successor as President of the Constitutional Court and the Higher Regional Court.[4]


  • Karl Huber, Das Spannungsverhältnis von Volks- und Parlamentsgesetzgebung in Bayern, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2014, ISBN 978-3-8487-1603-6
  • Dirk Heckmann/Karl Huber/Ulrich Numberger (eds.), Landesrecht Bayern (Textsammlung), 9th edition (as of 1 August 2013), Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, ISBN 978-3-8487-0567-2

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Individual references

  1. (Memento of 30 March 2013 in the Internet Archive)
  2. Bavarian Order of Merit: Karl Huber.Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  3. Peter Issig: The week in the Landtag: Justice tutors Seehofer. 25.May 2014 ( [accessed 15 March 2019]).
  4. WELT: Peter Küspert elected president of constitutional court. 11.December 2014 ( [accessed 15 March 2019]).