France Covid probe: What is the Law Court of the Republic, established to try ministerial misconducts?

Police raided the homes and offices of France's health minister and its public health director on Thursday as part of a probe into the authorities' response to the coronavirus pandemic. On July 3, the Law Court of the Republic - a special court established to try cases of ministerial misconduct - launched a judicial investigation into the official handling of the pandemic following dozens of complaints by doctors, local authorities and nursing homes. Focus on the Law Court of the Republic.